Sunday, November 08, 2015

Gangland Springfield

Two years ago, 60 Minutes ran a piece called "Counterinsurgency Cops" about how a couple of ex-military State Policemen were bringing counterinsurgency tactics to fight gang violence in Springfield, Mass.

How's that going, mayor?  MassLive: "Springfield Mayor Sarno denounces 'gang bangers' and 'cesspools' he believes contribute to late-night violence."
The victims and dozens of potential witnesses refused to cooperate with police, said Deputy Police Chief William Cochrane.
"All we need is for someone to say: 'I saw that person shoot that guy with that gun,'" [deputy police chief] Cochrane said...
Snitches get stitches, yo.  Oh, yeah, and black lives matter.

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