Bureaucrat Tells People To Get Armed

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And that the cops are inefficient:

Alderman Charles Quincy Troupe said police are ineffective, outnumbered or don’t care about the increase in crime in his north St. Louis ward. St. Louis has had 157 homicides in 2008, 33 more than last year at this time.

“The community has to be ready to defend itself, because it’s clear the economy is going to get worse, and criminals are getting more bold,” Troupe, 72, said Tuesday.

Of course, the cops are not particularly cheering with enthusiasm over the sudden expression of common sense by a fellow government agent.

11:55 am on December 3, 2008