Asked for a comment in the incident where some brainless scumbag shot a 16 year old after the kid accidentally hit him with a snowball, Nutter went off. "The snowball incident has to be the dumbest-ass event of the year," Nutter growled.
He's right. In a city where we are constantly bombarded with dumb-ass events, killing a 16 year old over a snowball is about as bad as it gets. But it's the kind of even that should show Nutter and Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey that waiting won't save lives. It's been a month since Ramsey brought Philly cops together and unveiled his crime-fighting plan. I have not noted any change in the violence.
Let's get things moving. Let's use this senseless murder to take the fight to the dirtbags and the bottom-feeders. It's time to lock up gun dealers who make straw sales and their customers who pass the illegal guns on to the streets. Stop and frisk should be a reality in the city, not a much talked about civil right issue. Tavin Rutledge deserves as much.