Vi Lyles has been doing her "Happy Dance" retweeting SAFE Collation North Carolina's proclamation of a 17% drop in Charlotte's homicide rate and even this morning on WFAE yammering on about "her work" to reduce crime.
Until now, Vi Lyles has been mostly silent. Her Happy Dance is as disgusting, dis-ingenuine and embarrassing as Kamala Harris.
Listen to Vi Lyle answer when Mike Collins asked what about consequences when people are caught with stolen or illegal guns and she stumbles along about the process of gun seizure completely clueless. Mayor Lyles, Mike Collins was asking what about the consequences to the criminals who have illegal guns? She can't answer the question. Listen here. Never mind that she can't pronounce perpetrator or that she has the attention span of a gnat.
Numbers are still numbers, each CMPD Chief produces a report with their own spin. JJ is not much better with the Pom-Poms than Vi Lyles. Props for delivering the year end review at year end and not in July as some CMPD Chiefs have done in the past.
Much of Chief Putney's crime numbers trouble was simply due to years of Rodney Monroe "cooking the books" and so the real numbers looked awful.
CMPD's End of Year Crime Report is here. Beware it is a total "fluff" piece. Clearly missing are the demographics, because well that would paint a pretty bleak picture. 92% of the homicide victims are African American. Of those arrested and charged with a homicide or in connection with a homicide 87% are African American.
Homicides are unavoidable - there are just some people who are un-expectantly violent. Others however, are clearly on a trajectory for extreme violence. Multiple arrests, for ever increasing violent crime, are often the precursor to a homicide. Time and time again we see violent criminals released back into society, be it after an overnight stay for armed robbery or a plea deal that calls for only community service as punishment for the 3rd time they've been arrested as a felon with a gun or even AWDWIKISI.
Just stop releasing violent criminals. In Mecklenburg County if you commit a crime with a weapon it should be a mandatory sentence of permanent incarceration. PERIOD!
Teenager with a gun in a school should be a life sentence. An armed robbery even just an attempted one or B&E with a weapon should be an automatic life sentence. These people are not capable of rehabilitation, ever!
If you don't agree then you are simply accepting of the fact that the African American Community has become a culture of violence, embracing criminality and gun play. And therefore these people need special intervention and not incarceration.