As tragic as this shooting has been and my thoughts and prayers go out to both the families and community around the victims.
This knee-jerk reaction to create “gun bans” is not the answer since it only hurts those who actually are the responsible gun owners out there. Gun enthusiast, collectors and Sportsman etc most all abide by the law are not the perpetrators of the overall shooting crimes.
Inner city gangs, mob factions, drug traffickers etc are the criminal factions which have illegal weapons and too commit the majority of shooting deaths.
As much as we would like to never see this sort of tragedy again creating gun bans doesn’t solve the problem, banning the type of people and enforcing very stiff punishments that commit violent crimes does.
Good point about going to Town Hall/Mayors office and yes the police are overwhelmed and under funded.
It's frustrating that priorities are all about politics and not what’s in the best interest of the community.
In Greenwich, weve had a rash of robberies which could have been averted/apprehended with video surveillance systems in key check point areas (much like I listed).
Instead the town is spending @20 million on a new state of the art fire house. Nothing against the guys who are fire fighters, but why not gut the place for half and remodel and parlay 10 mill on video surveillance to protect the community.
Its not about the guns nor the crackdown initiatives, It's about the people who use them and the lenient laws.
This guy regardless would still illegally have a gun and rob/shoot someone. Change the laws...mandatory life for car jacking/robbing at gun point period!
As for prevention high resolution remote viewing camera surveillance systems can catch this as it unfolds and have a means to identify suspects immediately.
This woman which I hope is OK, will probably sue the town/police etc.
Any monetary compensation awarded could have easily been spent on a surveillance system and perhaps avoided this altogether.
I proposed this idea in Greenwich to have cameras at high traffic area’s, freeway ramps and parking lots to monitor license plates and suspicious people/traffic. View Comment
It’s sad these people are stealing from the elderly and probably have spent all the stolen money which leaves their victims without a means to re-coop.
Putting them in prison cost the tax payers 40K a person per year 160K a year to house all four. Why we ever did away with the chain gangs I don’t know, our roads need repair and cities cleaned and garbage sorted.
Why not make these people work-off their crimes with hard labor.
It’s sad that the Greenwich Police have to resort to asking neighbors of the burglarized ….to use THEIR video surveillance cameras to thwart and now help apprehend burglars for them.
The police can place solar powered high resolution digital cameras on main streets/main artery intersections i.e. Putnam Ave (and) INT 95 on/ off ramps (and) Merritt Parkway. These can be remote accessed real time with a back-up server to record the data.
This too can monitor certain vehicles by lic plates that have out- standing warrants for arrest from coming into our community and perpetrating their crimes here.
I don’t feel the Greenwich community would ANY objection to having break-ins and drive-in crime reduced dramatically with a system like this verse the police coming to our homes and asking…Gee guys can we borrow your video surveillance.
PS BTW....Greenwich Ct is in the top 5 wealthiest per capita towns in the country we have a budget to do this! View Comment