I see the U.S. attorney and the police are putting together a task force to crack down on armed robberies and violent gun offenses. Great; it's about time.
There is only one major problem: Our sissy Democratic liberal judges and cut deals prosecutors are making a mockery of justice.
Now our newest blunder from the Democratic bench: A man who jumped parole was caught with a rolling meth lab and a loaded .45 pistol in the car. The judge gave him two years. It should have been 30 years to life.
Look at the sentences in the paper every day including in our federal court. Felons who are caught with guns get probation to a couple of years in prison.
Somehow the liberal Democrats cannot get it through their heads that it is the criminals using guns who are doing 90 percent of the armed robberies and murders. Liberals pass all the big-time harsh sentences to show how tough they are on crime, yet keep putting judges on the bench who cannot hand out sentences to the truly violent, habitual criminals.
Armed robberies have become a normal occurrence in Belleville. A senior citizen was assaulted raking leaves and beaten with a brick in failed robbery; a senior in her backyard doing lawn work was the victim of an attempted robbery.
Last year there were three drive- by shootings in two weeks on South Virginia Avenue. These were during broad daylight.
Let's light a fire under the Demo- cratic rulers. Appoint judges who will throw the book at armed robbers and gang use of guns.