It was all over cable news a couple of days ago when someone opened fire on a massive house party in a pretty classy neighborhood in South Jersey. I grew up in a peaceful South Jersey so the story got my attention.
I wasn’t planning to write about it though until I saw that most media was not posting a picture of the first arrest in the case.
I’m seeing very few reports on the man charged with gun violations (so far) that resulted in the deaths of two and the wounding of scores of others.
Most reports are showing photos of the house and grounds with few using a jailhouse picture of Kevin Dawkins.
However, the UK Daily Mail does not disappoint as it published a big spread on the shooting with lots of pictures, including photos of the victims.
In the US, NJ.com does publish a picture of Dawkins as NJ Democrat Governor Phil Murphy does a little politically correct speech about gun violence in a state with STRICT gun control laws already in place.
By the way, stories abound about gun violence across the country this past week. Someone should take a look behind the headlines to see who the perps were in those cases.
How many had already done time in the slammer? How many were in states with strict gun laws? How many were gang-related as this one may be? How many perps were African American and how many of their victims were African American?
Update! Reader Robin sent this useful but sad site with info. on those who died daily from gun violence. I think you will see a pattern and as you all know, it is not the gun.
Arrest made, more expected in mass shooting at N.J. house party that killed 2, officials say
One man has been charged with firearms violations in the shooting that killed two people and wounded 12 at a house party Saturday night in Fairfield Township, authorities announced Monday morning.
More arrests and charges in the case are expected, local and state authorities said at a Monday morning press event led by Gov. Phil Murphy.
Kevin K. Dawkins, 36, who lives on Commerce Street, the same street where the party took place, is charged with four gun crimes, one that accuses him of possessing a firearm as a convicted felon, Cumberland County Prosecutor Jennifer Webb-McRae said.
A little lecture from Murphy….
“What we saw here in Fairfield is a microcosm of the scale of gun violence we see elsewhere, in other communities in our state and across our country,” Murphy said, leading off the press event. “We are at the point where this kind of horrific scene is almost part of our daily lives. It has become commonplace.”
“If there is one thing we can never normalize, it is senseless gun violence,” the governor said.
While his administration has enacted more and strong gun safety laws, and said New Jersey is a leader in the effort, Murphy said “but, and it’s a big but, this is a nation awash in guns, and we are not on an island. We are not immune as was proved two nights ago.”
Yup, too many guns says the Progressive governor.
“There are still too many people with easy access to guns who should never even have access to a gun,” Murphy said.
Do Black Lives Matter when the killers and their victims are black as they were in this case, just asking?
Have you noticed that for the Dems, when the PC racism narrative doesn’t fit, it becomes all about the guns.