As predicted, now that Springfield is experiencing an upswing in the number of murders the media is going crazy with the “The City is Out of Control” narrative. On Friday it appears that some gang members met at someone’s house party and baseball bat n’ knife chaos ensued leading to the city’s ninth homicide of the new year. Police Commissioner Barbieri was right to point out at a press conference that not one of the murders was random. Every single incident involved choices regarding behaviors and companions.
My question to you is this: I went to a house party downtown last night, was I at risk? Is it where the party is located, or the people who are invited that make it dangerous? Can you control at whose house you “party”? Can you choose whom to invite into your home ?