Homicides are up 30% in St. Louis over the past year, and Alderman Charles Troupe tells his constituents to arm themselves because the police force is dysfunctional. The Alderman is concerned that things will get worse as the economy suffers.
Police Chief Isom is here to help though. And he has a blog. Funny, comments are not allowed. His advice:
Chief Dan Isom told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch he understands Troupe's frustration but doesn't support citizens arming themselves.
Carrying guns, he said, is not a "recipe for a less violent community."
Thanks Chief. So noted.