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Social justice and the confiscation of guns are making us less safe

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Many Americans are confused as to why criminals and dangerous, mentally ill citizens are not being locked up to protect our communities. The infamous billionaire, George Soros, has given money to liberal district attorneys like Alvin Bragg of NYC. They release criminals back on the street with no incarceration or other long-term consequences.

It appears the rights of dangerous perpetrators in our communities are more important than those of the innocent. The victims are the innocent citizens who are constantly being ignored. Mentally ill individuals who are dangerous to self and others are no longer being institutionalized to protect the public. The protection of criminals and the mentally ill has superseded the rights of law-abiding citizens. The legal system has been turned upside-down by social justice reforms such as cashless bail and downgrading charges from felonies to misdemeanors for violent crimes.
Our social justice indoctrination from the federal government has reversed the priorities of maintaining a stable and safe society. During the 2020 George Floyd riots, the media and some federal officials emphasized the police department’s inappropriate, abusive arresting of blacks. This incident ignited the Black Lives Matter movement. The riots instigated the burning and destruction of businesses night after night. They glorified the behavior of the crowd, who chanted many racist and anti-cop slogans like: “Pigs in blankets, fry ‘em like bacon.”

Many university-associated people participated in these demonstrations. Their attention was focused on the police, who were in a defensive position to ensure the violence did not spread by agitators from Antifa and other groups. The focus was on the “repressive police,” black or white, who were trying to maintain law and order. All police became the target of the BLM movement.

Eventually, the message became “defund the police,” which meant fewer police would result in less violence and greater justice. Was the prediction wrong?! Violence in cities has skyrocketed. The results of these decisions cannot be disputed. The handcuffing of the police and the decrease in the number of police officers, along with the policy of shying away from direct confrontation, led to out-of-control violence all over our nation.
A significant portion of diverted police funding was supposed to go to improving mental health. The money did not go for treatment or increase the institutionalization of dangerous, mentally deranged citizens. Since the late 1950s, the deinstitutionalization of psychiatric facilities has decreased the availability of mental health services. Mentally bizarre behavior is customarily handled by the police department, and aggressive or violent people are taken to jail or prison after being interrogated by the investigator. They are usually not taken to mental institutions as these institutions are few and far between. The mentally ill are often imprisoned without psychiatric intervention. Most who are severely impaired are held in prison and eventually released back into the streets with no or minimal psychiatric intervention.

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The Coventry School shooter in Nashville, Tennessee, was alleged to have had mental health issues. Audrey Hale had reportedly written a manifesto about her plans to shoot students in different schools, which to date has not been released by the federal government. LGBTQ+ advocates said there would be serious consequences for the public release of the manifesto. Other shooters’ manifestos have been released.

Currently, federal and some state governments evaluating the incredible increase in violence are not blaming criminal release policies. They are focusing on the increase of guns in the hands of adolescents for the current wave of violence. It is never about the government’s withholding prosecution of criminals. It is societal discrimination and prejudice against social justice victims that is the cause of the violence.

Instead of focusing on the obvious cause of the increasing criminal incidents, the Biden administration wants to eliminate citizens’ ownership of guns. Eliminating the Second Amendment rights of people has been a long-range goal of progressives. This confiscation of guns would make it impossible for citizens to revolt against a repressive government. It would give repressive officials the green light to control every aspect of society without concern.

Law-abiding citizens should be protected by the government through blind justice for all. Our society is being divided by “woke” politicians, corporate heads, and communist intellectuals. Patriotic, religious, and law-abiding citizens must be protected by locking up criminals and potentially violent, mentally ill people. Society’s stability and safety will return when criminals and the mentally ill are no longer free to roam the streets. They need help and should not be left to viciously attack others. We need to increase places for the mentally ill to be housed to protect them and innocent citizens. Law-abiding citizens have the right to their safety.

Domenick Maglio, PhD. is a columnist carried by various newspapers, an author of several books, and owner/director of Wider Horizons School, a college prep program. Dr. Maglio is an author of weekly newspaper articles, INVASION WITHIN, and a new just published book entitled IN CHARGE PARENTING In a PC World. You can visit Dr. Maglio at www.drmaglio.blogspot.com.

Dr. Domenick Maglio
Dr. Domenick Magliohttp://www.drmaglioblogspot.com
Dr. Domenick Maglio holds a Ph.D. in Human Development with more than forty years of experience in the field of education and mental health. During his career, he has worked as a clinical psychologist in the Florida prison system. He served as the director of Hernando County Domestic Violence program for ten years. He also served as the director of Open Door for Mental Health, a program helping mentally ill patients transition from state mental hospitals to the community. He taught for a decade in higher education and served as a board member with the National Independent Private Schools Association.
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