Charlotte's Body Count now stands at 29.
The latest victim Harry Marquis Brown was 28 years old when he was found by CMPD Officers. The shooting just north of Uptown Charlotte Tuesday night.
According to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police, the shooting happened in the 1000 block of McArthur Avenue a little after 9 p.m. When officers arrived at the scene, they found a man who had been shot. The victim, was taken to Atrium CMC Main where he was pronounced dead.
Road Rage Over Load
CMPD says "As more COVID-19 restrictions are eased, more people are back on the roads." This has led to a large increase in road rage incidents.
In fact CMPD reports more than 40 road rage incidents have been reported so far in 2021 and that 20 of those cases have resulted in guns being drawn.
"So far, there have been 10 arrests made in reported road rage incidents. These incidents stem from aggressive driving, perceived aggressive driving and traffic accidents. " CMPD said in a tweet this morning.
CMPD also adds:
Here are some tips to avoid violent road rage incidents:
1. Don’t tailgate
2. Lay off the horn
3. Do not confront another driver
4. If someone is driving slowly, keep in mind they might be lost
5. Use hand gestures wisely. Keep gestures positive.
If you are involved in a road rage incident of any kind, call 9-1-1 immediately. Give us the opportunity to respond and manage the situation for the safety of everyone.
Cedar's Take: The rapid increase in "road rage" around Charlotte is directly linked to a lack of enforcement. CMPD and the North Carolina Highway Patrol are spread too thin to combat aggressive and reckless driving. Roads in Charlotte are dangerous at all hours late night driving on 485 is like being an unpaid extra on the set of Fast and Furious.
Meck County Sheriff's Office is working 485 as resources permit, but deputies aren't likely to pull anyone unless they are doing more than 16 miles an hour over the posted speed limit.
Keep in mind that Yankee transplants they have no idea where they are going so they drive like idiots. The longer they are lost the more they curse slow driving Southerners jam on the brakes and lay on the horn to vent their frustration.
Southerners know the Queens Road and Sharon Road setup. They understand that no two interstate area interchanges are alike and some you can get off at and can't get back on except in the opposite direction.
We all know the story of the Yankee lost on Queens Road for 3 days. It is true that he thought if he just kept turning right he'd find another road. Then he got on Sharon. 2 days later he thought he'd found his way home and called his wife to say he was on Woodlawn, but the road names changed so fast that he gave up when he saw he was on Eastway and just drove back to New York.
Charloot's Death Toll 2021:
Above are just some of the victims of gun violence so far this year.
It may seem that CP is rather unkind and we may seem uncaring. Frankly the death toll is unacceptable. The blame is squarely on the courts. liberal judges and soft on crime DA as well as Charloot's far left politicians like Vi Lyes who accept this gun violence as the new normal.
The truth is 2/3 of those pictured above have been in jail over the last three years. Nearly all of those arrested for these murders have prior arrests most for violent crimes many using weapons.
In other words most of these people would still be alive today if our elected and appointed judges and politicians would stop being soft on crime.
The running list is here.
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