Carjacking and Shootings are Destroying Cities

Carjacking and Shootings are Destroying Cities

Carjacking and Shootings are Destroying Cities

An Uber Eats driver died as the result of a botched carjacking in Washington, DC. The video of the incident, which has been viral at Twitter, is horrifying. What’s even more disgusting is that while the driver lay near death on the sidewalk after the car crashed, one of the perps complained that her phone was still in the car.

Her phone? Yes, indeed. Police arrested two teenage girls, ages 13 and 15, in the death of driver Mohammed Anwar, a 66-year-old man from Springfield, VA. The girls used a Taser to try to steal the vehicle. But Anwar stayed with the vehicle, and when it crashed the impact threw him to the sidewalk. He later died of his injuries.

Anwar was a Pakistani immigrant. His niece by marriage established a GoFundMe for his family.

“He was simply at work yesterday evening, providing for his family, when his life was tragically taken in an appalling act of violence. Anwar was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend who always provided a smile when you needed one. He leaves behind a family, near and far, who cherish, love and miss him dearly.”

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Screenshot: kiro7.com.

Somebody want to address that “anti-Asian hate” by Wypipo again?

Besides, said CNN, Anwar died from the accident, not from what the girls did.

Meanwhile, NBC has their knickers in a twist about a noose that someone hung from a tree near Capitol Hill. Really? What sort of priorities does the media have? I know: the narrative. That white supremacists are engaging in a wave of deadly racist hate crimes across the nation.

But that’s not the only carjacking death of the week. On Wednesday in Chicago, a carjacker shot Uber driver Javier Ramos in his vehicle when he refused to relinquish it. The perp shot him in the head and face. Now other ride share drivers live in fear of their next passenger.

There’s more carjacking mayhem coming from the Windy City metro.

On Friday, in the southwest suburb of Bridgeview, two men shot another man in the parking lot of the secretary of state driver facility — at about 1:30 in the afternoon when there were people standing in line, no less. The victim and both shooters appear to have been gang members who had argued over . . . get this . . . rap music.

The victim, Jawaun Davis, had been standing in line outside the building when the two shooters, Matthew Givens and Cortez Hudson, drove up in a red Nissan. Both men got out of the vehicle and shot Davis multiple times. Police retrieved 23 rounds from the guns, one of which was a .40-caliber handgun with a fully automatic switch.

Perhaps someone could tell me how adding more gun control would’ve kept that firearm from the shooter’s possession.

The carjacking event happened after Givens and Hudson fled in the Nissan with police in pursuit. The police lost sight of the vehicle as it sped down city streets, onto an interstate, and back onto another street, weaving between other cars. The shooters then stopped the Nissan and tried to carjack a Tesla while the car’s owner was standing outside the vehicle, showing it off to a friend.

That’s what tripped them up. The Tesla owner relinquished his pride and joy, but the geniuses couldn’t figure out how to start the car. That’s when police showed up and nabbed the pair.

I know, it’s Stupid Criminals on Parade here, which is laughable. But what’s not funny is that these two morons shot into a line of innocent people.

Even worse — accompanying Givens and Hudson during the shooting, the attempted escape, and the carjacking was the six-year-old brother of one of them. What’s more, police also believe this was an intentionally planned shooting. And still they took the little boy along.

But this is hopeful — one city, even with its Democrat mayor, has seen the disaster brought about by “Defund the Police” campaigns. On Saturday, Los Angeles increased its police funding by $36 million. The move came as a surprise, since Mayor Eric Garcetti said last year he would not increase funding for law enforcement.

Now, if only the rest of the liberal-run cities would get a clue and realize that the wave of shootings, carjackings, and other mayhem are destroying their towns. And it has nothing to do with “white supremacy” either.

 

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Kim is a pint-sized patriot who packs some big contradictions. She is a Baby Boomer who never became a hippie, an active Republican who first registered as a Democrat (okay, it was to help a sorority sister's father in his run for sheriff), and a devout Lutheran who practices yoga. Growing up in small-town Indiana, now living in the Kansas City metro, Kim is a conservative Midwestern gal whose heart is also in the Seattle area, where her eldest daughter, son-in-law, and grandson live. Kim is a working speech pathologist who left school system employment behind to subcontract to an agency, and has never looked back. She describes her conservatism as falling in the mold of Russell Kirk's Ten Conservative Principles. Don't know what they are? Google them!

13 Comments
  • Bucky says:

    On the job training for the younger “Brother”?

    Remember Ashli Babbitt!

  • rbj1 says:

    ” Police retrieved 23 rounds from the guns, one of which was a .40-caliber handgun with a fully automatic switch.”

    Wait, what? There are .40 caliber pistols with a fully automatic switch? Recoil from the first round makes it unsafe. After the first three rounds you don’t know where you are shooting.

    As for the young girls, their ages get them only juvenile criminal justice, but their actions caused the Pakistani’s (Muslim, no doubt) death. So, murder. Record sealed once they turn 18, pray that they get straightened out.

    • Kim Hirsch says:

      Police said that because there was six feet between people standing in line outside, no one else was injured.

      Only confirmation of which I’m aware that “social distancing saves lives.”

    • GWB says:

      I have to wonder about the “pistol” part. I’m wondering if it wasn’t an AR-style pistol (which look an awful lot like a regular AR carbine). They have selector switches (whereas regular pistols generally don’t), which you could modify to fully automatic through various efforts (all of which are currently illegal). Otherwise you’re talking adding some kind of mechanism inside of a handgun, which is already starved for space.

  • Doug Dryden says:

    LA asked for an additional $36 million for police funding? What about the other $77 million that they cut?

  • Lee says:

    Mrs. Hirsch: Thank you for your reporting. We need this insight and reporting as many of these stories (and underlying narratives) are not reported. Thank you,

  • GWB says:

    two teenage girls, ages 13 and 15
    And they should receive the death penalty. Despite their age. Period.
    Destruction of actual justice committed by the state is a BIG reason we are where we are today.

    Now other ride share drivers live in fear of their next passenger.
    At least partly because in places like Chicago (and D.C.) they aren’t legally allowed to protect themselves.

    The victim … gang members
    Sorry, but I’m having a hard time seeing him as a victim if he was a gang member.

    Police retrieved 23 rounds from the guns
    Ummm, so how many shots did they fire if there were still 23 in the firearms? Or did they recover 23 rounds of brass from the ground? (I can’t go check the article to see if you merely grabbed a near-quote, since it doesn’t like me using private browsing mode and blocks me.)

    And still they took the little boy along.
    Gotta raise them hoodlums right! *smdh*

    the wave of shootings, carjackings, and other mayhem are destroying their towns
    Nah. It’s the virus of Dem ‘leadership’ that’s destroying the towns, along with the mal-education of the residents of those towns (who keep electing these people) that is destroying the towns. The other stuff is merely symptoms of the decline.

    • Kim Hirsch says:

      GWB–
      From the Chicago Tribune article:

      A total of 23 rounds were fired from the two guns, prosecutors said.

      The text appears to be updated from what I read on Saturday, since I was also confused and did grab a near quote. But now it seems likely that 23 shells were recovered from the scene. I couldn’t find any other news outlet that reported on the number of rounds fired.

      You may also be interested to know that the suspects are going to be held without bail, which is kind of a big deal since Kim Foxx, Cook County state’s attorney, loves to let perps walk with little or no bail. Illinois has passed cash free bail throughout the state, but it doesn’t start until January, 2023. And IL Democrats wonder why residents are fleeing the Land of Lincoln.

      https://patch.com/illinois/oaklawn/2-charged-fatal-shooting-secy-state-facility

      • GWB says:

        I figured. Mainstream reporters are really bad about even using proper English when it concerns firearms (or anything about which I have knowledge – so this might be a bigger issue).

        Which also makes me wonder if the .40 with the “switch” might not be automatic at all, but merely have a selector switch because it’s an AR-style pistol. Plenty of people can’t tell automatic fire from backfire.

        And thanks, Kim, for the article.

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