Thursday, April 03, 2008

Murder Moratorium

Caught this linked at SayUncle. I have to say I found this in line with all of the rest of the symbolic legislation that has been wafting it's stench about as of late.
The Los Angeles City Council dropped plans Tuesday for a symbolic moratorium on killing, deciding instead to use the upcoming anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination to promote peace.

Council members had been asked by a handful of activists to declare a 40-hour ban on murder and other violence, a concept one critic quickly derided as "silliness."

After a 45-minute debate, the council reworked its resolution, saying the city's opposition to homicides should last more than a single weekend.

"A moratorium on violence and killing is something we should support 365 days a year and every minute we live," said Councilman Richard Alarcon, who represents part of the San Fernando Valley.

The symbolic ban on homicides had been proposed by Los Angeles author and political commentator Earl Ofari Hutchinson, who had urged the city to make a bold statement about the recent increase in homicides.
Who in the hell thinks up this nonsense. I especially like the call for a 40-minute moratorium. You'd think the fact that most murder and violence is considered a felony would be evidence enough that society "disapproves" of it.

What's next? Symbolic demands against illness?


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