THE GUN LAW JOKE
The man charged with shooting five co-workers at a Maryland granite company this week, killing three of them, is a felon with dozens of arrests and a history of attacking people he worked with. With such a troubled past, how was Radee Prince able to land a decent-paying job and acquire a gun?
The alleged gunman got jobs, handguns and who knows what else despite his long criminal past and workplace violence charges and they are saying It appears he may have slipped through the cracks of the criminal justice system. I think he did not slip through any cracks; the courts just open the door for him and let him walk out. Since the shooting, at least two local officials have questioned whether he should have been out on the street. Well, that is a no-brainer!
WHAT HAS THE MAN BEEN ARRESTED FOR? Prince had more than 42 arrests in Delaware. LET ME SAY THAT AGAIN HE HAD FORTY TWO ARREST IN DELAWARE ALONE, and there were several more arrest in Maryland and Washington. In 2003, he pleaded guilty to 15 counts of burglary in Delaware and was sentenced to 25 years. However, 23 years were suspended, and he served only two years behind bars. Why even have a court trial?
In March 2015, this man was pulled over in Cecil County, Maryland, for a broken headlight. He was aggressive and screamed at the officer, he was charged with gun violations, but those charges were dropped. We have all these gun laws but what good are they except to stop law abiding citizens from owning guns. This just goes to show you if a criminal wants a gun he will get one no matter how many gun laws there are on the books. The gun laws only make it easier for people like this man and harder for honest people to protect their self. State's Attorney Steven Trostle said in a statement that prosecutors concluded: "that there would be insufficient evidence to convict Mr Prince." He didn't offer any additional comment. MORE CHARGES DROPPED. The list goes on.
Prince faced multiple assault charges between 2001 and 2003 in Delaware, but they were dropped or dismissed. He was charged with offensive touching in 2014 after putting a co-worker in a chokehold, but that case was dismissed. Like I said the list goes on. Last year, Prince was arrested for allegedly assaulting the same man he is accused of shooting in the head at a used car lot in Wilmington, Delaware, on Wednesday after the Maryland shooting. Those charges were dropped.
Prince, now, faces charges including murder and attempted murder. He has pleaded not guilty. SHOULD PRINCE HAVE BEEN LOCKED UP BEFORE HE MURDERED ALL THESE PEOPLE AND THE OTHERS HE SHOT? After seeing Prince's criminal record, I was shocked that the man wasn't behind bars away from the public.
The court system and the judges are going to have to answer for some of their decisions, As an ex-police officer, I think there are some serious inquiries that will have to be looked at regarding this man’s criminal record and why he was even on the street. It also raises the question of could what happen have been prevented.
Any police officer will tell you if there are violent people who are causing carnage. Bloodshed, or murdering people in the community, we've got to find a way to keep them behind bars because if they are let out they will do it all over again because they do not have respect for the law or human life.
HOW DID HE GET A GUN? Because of this man’s criminal record, he hadn't been legally permitted to own a gun since his robbery conviction in 2003. It's not clear how he got the handgun that authorities believe was used in the shootings. All the gun laws the State of Maryland have and they still could not prevent this man from doing what he did. It is time to focus on the people who are the criminal element instead of the gun. My question is where did he get the gun. I can say this without being wrong. He did not buy it legally and go through all the background checks an honest citizen does. So much for gun control laws on the books.