Tough punishment needed in wake of Danny Golden shooting
Society must demand tougher more stringent punishments for criminals who use guns in their crimes. If they shoot and injure or kill a police officer, the imprisonment should be mandatory and lengthy. Without the threat of serious consequences, criminals and murderers and street gang thugs will continue to harm law abiding citizens and the police.
By Ray Hanania
I don’t know about you, but I am sick and tired of hearing about how families of street gang thugs killed by police file lawsuits against the police screaming racism and discrimination.
But when a Police officer is killed or injured, the silence is deafening from the same protestors and community leaders.
I am sick and tired of watching criminals are released and then go out and commit more crimes.
It’s about time that our elected officials and our society stand up to the criminals and their enablers, the parents and activists who are unaccountable when crimes are committed, but are the first on TV when their thug on drugs is killed for refusing to listen to police.
We need tougher laws to punish anyone who uses a gun in a crime. There should be a mandatory imprisonment of 10 – 20 years for using a gun. And a mandatory 30 years for injuring a police officer. The death penalty should be mandatory killing a police officer.
Because punishments are soft in Cook County, criminals are empowered. What do they have to lose?
Early in the morning on Saturday, July 9, 2022, off-duty police officer Daniel Golden helped to break up a fight outside of the neighborhood bar in Beverly when three of the involved thugs shot him in the back.
One of the thugs went to his car, got an automatic weapon, and gave it to another thug. Golden was shot in the back and paralyzed from the mid-abdomen down.
Where is the outcry from the activists who scream racism now? The victim is a White police officer and the criminals are African American!
Where is Jessie Jackson, or all those activists and “civil rights” lawyers who pounce on the Police with lawsuits and multi-million settlements, when a street gang member with a weapon and on drugs is shot and killed by a police officer?
What are they doing to help Golden who is the victim of what is clearly an act of racism by the three African American criminals.
The alleged thugs are Bryant Hayes, 22, who is accused of firing the shot that struck Golden and severed his spine. He is charged with attempted murder, aggravated battery with a firearm and aggravated use of a weapon.
It wasn’t his fault! He’s from a poor, broken family. Society turned him into a killer.
Also charged is thug Justen Krismantis, 22, who went to his car, got the gun and gave it to Hayes. He faces the same, weak charges.
Their pal, Demetrius Harrell, 28, is charged with taking the gun from Hayes after Hayes shot Golden and then firing it down the street toward Golden and others. A total of 19 bullets were fired by these thugs.
Harrell, is from Chicago Ridge. Hayes is from Chicago. Krismantis is from Chebanse.
These low lifes celebrated afterwards texting back and forth about how it was so much fun.
Daniel Golden is a hero. The incompetent Cook County States Attorney Kim Foxx should not only file criminal charges against these threats to law-abiding citizens, but attorneys should also file a lawsuit against each of the families of these criminals and take away everything they own. And the county and city officials should support those lawsuits.
The threat of severe punishment is what stops crime. Not political appeasement or false claims of racism.
Only law-abiding people will follow tougher gun control laws. But the criminals who ignore the laws already and wield AK 47s and other automatic weapons get away with murder.
Throw them in prison. Forget about compassion for the criminals. Lock them up in dingy, small, cement cells with nothing to do except contemplate their own choices.
I could care less how crowded the prisons are for the violent criminals who use guns in committing crimes and homicides. When they are caught and convicted, throw the book at them Hard. Make it hurt.
Let them kill each other in prison for all I care.
Daniel Golden has a life prison sentence, so why shouldn’t the criminals?
I pray for Daniel Golden to get better. The state, county and the cities involved should support his family: Chicago, Chicago Ridge and Chebanse where the thugs are from.
There’s a GoFundMe page to help the Golden Family. Please donate NOW.
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(Ray Hanania is an award winning former Chicago City Hall reporter. A political analyst and CEO of Urban Strategies Group, Hanania’s opinion columns on mainstream issues are published in the Southwest News Newspaper Group in the Des Plaines Valley News, Southwest News-Herald, The Regional News, The Reporter Newspapers. His Middle East columns are published in the Arab News. For more information on Ray Hanania visit www.Hanania.com or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.)
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