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inquiringmind said...

Kill them or throw them in Jail? Is no one concerned a public official would make such a statement? There have been successful programs to improve neighborhoods, have they not heard of "weed and feed?" If you do not go after the root causes of violence, it will persist. 25% of chattanooga citizens live below the poverty level.

That kind of inflammatory language harkens to the violent days of Nazi antisemitism, segregation and the protests of the 1960's and 70's against the war in Viet Nam. It inflames a lynch mob mentality as the results of your poll show. It ought to be condemned by every public official, minister and citizen who has any sense of ethics and decency. It is a distortion of democracy and Christianity.

Is Chattanooga becoming the Chicago of 1968, or the Berlin of the 1930's? We can go to the extreme of the police state but even then violence against citizens will persist and the police will become the new "mob."

January 19, 2012 at 7:02 a.m.
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