GUN Mount Vernon to set up up gun checkpoints

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  1. TL1000RSquid

    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    Mount Vernon to set up up gun checkpoints

    By Will David
    The Journal News • September 27, 2008

    MOUNT VERNON - Police will begin staging gun checkpoints at the city's borders tonight as a way to curb violence in the city, officials said yesterday.

    Teams of mobile police units will set up checkpoints at various city borders in areas where police have dealt with incidents involving guns and violence, Mayor Clinton Young and Police Commissioner David Chong said yesterday.
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    "I am very seriously concerned about the gun violence here in Mount Vernon," said Young as he announced the police action. "I am not satisfied with what has been happening so far this year."

    This year in Mount Vernon, a city of 4 square miles with a population of about 70,000, has had seven homicides - the most of any city in Westchester County.

    Young said the gun checkpoint program is a "bold move" aimed at curbing violence.

    "I want people to know they cannot come to Mount Vernon for the purpose of committing crimes," the mayor said.

    Young said he knows many of the offenses in the city are from residents and gang-related, but he added that many outsiders are involved in the violence.

    With the support of the county police, the county probation department, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority police, Yonkers police and the New York City police, officers will stop cars and talk to drivers about antiviolence, the Mount Vernon and county gun programs and even ask if people are carrying illegal firearms, Chong said. He added that the checkpoints will be similar to DWI checkpoints.

    "We are not going to violate anyone's civil rights, but there has to be a very strong and clear message. Law-abiding citizens have nothing to fear," Young said.

    Mount Vernon police stepped up the pressure on the south side of the city during the summer because of the spike in homicides. The police mobile command unit has been set up on the south side on weekends and more patrols assigned there.

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  2. Tycoon

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    right because no one would ever lie about breaking the law. this will work flawlessly and they'll catch all the bad guys.
     
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    "No officer."

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    Yes, officer, I have some unregistered machine guns in the trunk. I was just on my way back from a drug deal.

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    "antiviolence"



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    "No guns but I've got a case of unregistered frags in the trunk. May I go now?"
     
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    Are the gun laws in that city stricter than the rest of the state?

    I wonder how badly you get harassed for admitting to having a legal owned and registered weapon in the car?
     
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    whew, they had me worried for a sec.
     
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    I thought it meant Mt Vernon, IL
    I work in that ninja filled shithole of a city
     
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    You have kind of a crappy drive if you havent moved! :big grin:

    (mtvernon could use a gun buy back, take some guns from people that cant ever hit each other)
     
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    Yep 3hrs/130 miles a day. Til tomorrow atleast. Im signing on a house in the country 5 miles from Salem.
    5 acres, 2 car garage, 2 car shed, another shed, and enough room to set up my own private range.

    I might go from shooting once a year to once a day :eek3:

    Whats really fucked up about Mt Vernon, is alot of them dont like blacks but they talk to them like they dont have anything against them. A lot of the ones I work with back their cars up into parking spots (even if the parking spot is slanted towards them) like theyre black or something. A lot of ignorant people in that town


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    Flower Natural gas tank and 5 gallon bucket of explosives?
     
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