Girl, 9, is among 3 shot in Long Beach

Girl, 9, is among 3 shot in Long Beach

There are 24 comments on the Long Beach Press-Telegram story from Jul 1, 2010, titled Girl, 9, is among 3 shot in Long Beach. In it, Long Beach Press-Telegram reports that:

Police today were investigating a possibly gang-related shooting that left three people injured, including a 9-year-old girl who was hit by a stray bullet, authorities said.

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bad planning

Los Angeles, CA

#1 Jul 1, 2010
Its sad. I was nearby at the local park and heard the shots...when the shots rang, nobody at the park flinched or had the urge to look for safety. I guess residents are use to this lifestyle.
CHS

Fullerton, CA

#2 Jul 1, 2010
I can just imagine the conversation at the next gang meeting:

First gang member: "I sold made $50000 on a drug deal this weekend. What did you do?"

Second gang member: "I shot a 9-year-old girl."

I wonder who will be "earning" the most "respect" out of those two.
PatBryant

Paramount, CA

#3 Jul 1, 2010
Hey, look at the bright side. Our Mayor and City Council just completed hard work getting a car show to come to Long Beach next year.

Murders and shootings really don't matter as long as our Mayor and City Council are making sure the rich guys in Naples are getting their seawalls repaired ($10 million) their curbs and sidewalks repaired ($2 million) and their private playground upgraded ($400,000). Did I mention Mayor Foster lives in Naples?

Meanwhile, these same city leaders keep repeating the mantra that crime is going down in Long Beach as justification for reducing the number sworn police officers to balance the so-called budget difficulties. You tell me. Does it feel like crime is really going down to you?
fatso

Bellflower, CA

#4 Jul 1, 2010
My neighbor is a LB paramedic, he tells me there a lot more shootings in LB that the part-time-press-telegram doesn't, or can't, even report. And that's not even counting the shootings where nobody gets hit.

As for North Long Beach, if I'm driving north on Atlantic or Cherry, my car automatically goes into reverse when it hits Del Amo Blvd.

I feel safer at 57th and Vermont than in North Long Beach.
Spike

Los Angeles, CA

#5 Jul 1, 2010
PatBryant wrote:
Hey, look at the bright side. Our Mayor and City Council just completed hard work getting a car show to come to Long Beach next year.
Murders and shootings really don't matter as long as our Mayor and City Council are making sure the rich guys in Naples are getting their seawalls repaired ($10 million) their curbs and sidewalks repaired ($2 million) and their private playground upgraded ($400,000). Did I mention Mayor Foster lives in Naples?
Meanwhile, these same city leaders keep repeating the mantra that crime is going down in Long Beach as justification for reducing the number sworn police officers to balance the so-called budget difficulties. You tell me. Does it feel like crime is really going down to you?
And your solution is what? Higher 2 PD for every resident? Gangs member that resolve verbal disputes with guns are not going to change their ways based on the efforts of civic leaders nor the general public. Buy whiners like you will continue whining and pointing fingers.
PatBryant

Paramount, CA

#6 Jul 1, 2010
Spike wrote:
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And your solution is what? Higher 2 PD for every resident? Gangs member that resolve verbal disputes with guns are not going to change their ways based on the efforts of civic leaders nor the general public. Buy whiners like you will continue whining and pointing fingers.
How about 2 PD for every 1,000 residents. Right now we are at 2 PD for every 1500 residents.

By the way, what's your solution oh-mighty genious? Sounds like you are an advocate for continuing to lay off cops so the rich guys in Naples can increase their wealth.
FFL

Panorama City, CA

#7 Jul 1, 2010
Hey Spike- maybe the legislature and the uber liberal demo-crap dorks up there will start to let citizens have CCWs. Well over 40 states allow them and crime is much lower than here. Society is MUCH safer if criminals don't know who is armed. Remember when seconds count, the cops are only minutes away.
CHS

Fullerton, CA

#8 Jul 1, 2010
FFL wrote:
Hey Spike- maybe the legislature and the uber liberal demo-crap dorks up there will start to let citizens have CCWs. Well over 40 states allow them and crime is much lower than here. Society is MUCH safer if criminals don't know who is armed. Remember when seconds count, the cops are only minutes away.
So, your thinking is that, if a law-abiding citizen was packing legally due to a CCW, this senseless shooting would not have happened? Keep in mind that people like this shooter usually don't engage in a thoughtful cost/benefit analysis before acting.
where will it end

Pico Rivera, CA

#9 Jul 1, 2010
It begins at the home. You are taught right from wrong and encouraged to do good or bad. These "gang members" are from crap families, they raise crap families who raise crap families etc. It is a unbroken cycle. Who thinks about joining a "club" that you have to be gang raped, beat or kill to join? GARBAGE, thats who. Get this trash off the streets. The police know who they are. If you are a known "gangster" or thug, put them away for good, give them death penalty if they have shot someone. Strict laws and inforcing those laws might get their attention. If not maybe we should make our own club where we get points for taking out a gang member or two!
Frees Beach

Long Beach, CA

#10 Jul 1, 2010
Every day. Every day we read this in the PT. It's so common it's becoming mundane. "Long Beach. One city!"
Long Beach Supporter

Riverside, CA

#11 Jul 1, 2010
I love Long Beach...grew up here all my life. I'm so sadden to see that gang activity is on the rise again! It is apparent from all these gang related shootings and don't even get me started on all the graffiti around town!
Anon

San Jose, CA

#15 Jul 1, 2010
man that's gangsta
Rose Bird

Oceano, CA

#16 Jul 2, 2010
The far left ACLU will do their best to protect the shooter(s) and spit in the faces of the victims
The problem

El Paso, TX

#17 Jul 2, 2010
The problem in LB can be solved. We need to "Price-out" the unemployed, non tax-paying, uneducated people. Basically come to a point where we DONT'T want any welfare folks, we have enough! Every city that has worked on improving their economy by catering to educated, taxpaying, contributors to society also enjoys dramatic reduction in crime. Crime is a by-product of poverty. This city has 23% of it's people living below the US poverty level. Poverty = crime. You can't give enough welfare to people to pull them out of poverty. You have to create a better, MORE EXPENSIVE city to live in... and the poor just leave because the can't afford to live here. This is not a new strategy. It has worked in 100's cities throughout the world. What's the crime levels in San Diego, Newport Beach? When LB decides to STOP catering to the poor with all of their stupid hand-outs and "social support" we will have a better city with much less crime. Plain and simple. "PRICE THEM OUT" !!!
SkyPilot

AOL

#19 Jul 2, 2010
Spike wrote:
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And your solution is what? Higher 2 PD for every resident? Gangs member that resolve verbal disputes with guns are not going to change their ways based on the efforts of civic leaders nor the general public. Buy whiners like you will continue whining and pointing fingers.
Solution? Easy!
Just make Long Beach a sanctuary city. That will fix things.
Oh, wait, it IS a sanctuary city. Never mind.
StayAtHomeMom

Fountain Valley, CA

#20 Jul 2, 2010
Heres an answer to crime, take their children away from them and let someone else raise them ! Ya go ahead and laugh so you have a better answer ? I'm sick and tired of all the shootings in Long Beach and watching INNOCENT CITIZENS GUN DOWN ! The word is get "INVOLVED in your neighborhood sweep the TRASH out by getting INVOLVED !Have a great sunny day I will !!!!!!!
Robert J G Jackson Sr

Long Beach, CA

#21 Jul 2, 2010
Long Beach is a wonderful place, a beautiful city located at an exceptionally stunning part of the coast of California. However, as a community, we allow drugs and gangs to proliferate, causing violence and death in our streets. Much of the violence and murder is directed at our children. Just how long will the community accept this threat to ourselves and in particular to our children? These incidents are not rare random occurrances, but nearly daily events. How long wiill we all tolerate it? Your children are being shot down in the street like dogs. How long?
Rude Dude

Bellflower, CA

#22 Jul 2, 2010
StayAtHomeMom wrote:
Heres an answer to crime, take their children away from them and let someone else raise them ! Ya go ahead and laugh so you have a better answer ? I'm sick and tired of all the shootings in Long Beach and watching INNOCENT CITIZENS GUN DOWN ! The word is get "INVOLVED in your neighborhood sweep the TRASH out by getting INVOLVED !Have a great sunny day I will !!!!!!!
Wouldn't work. These kids are already carrying their parents "loser" DNA. You'll just have middle class adoptive parents sitting there in court at thier foster-kids' criminal trials, wondering "Where did we go wrong?"
Frees Beach

Long Beach, CA

#24 Jul 2, 2010
StayAtHomeMom wrote:
Heres an answer to crime, take their children away from them and let someone else raise them ! Ya go ahead and laugh so you have a better answer ? I'm sick and tired of all the shootings in Long Beach and watching INNOCENT CITIZENS GUN DOWN ! The word is get "INVOLVED in your neighborhood sweep the TRASH out by getting INVOLVED !Have a great sunny day I will !!!!!!!
Offer voluntary sterilization.$50,000 to any woman who wants her tubes tied and we will pay for the surgery, too. Make a similar offer to men. No strings. They get the money after the surgery. They can do anything they want with it, no questions asked.
what the

Long Beach, CA

#25 Jul 2, 2010
The problem wrote:
The problem in LB can be solved. We need to "Price-out" the unemployed, non tax-paying, uneducated people. Basically come to a point where we DONT'T want any welfare folks, we have enough! Every city that has worked on improving their economy by catering to educated, taxpaying, contributors to society also enjoys dramatic reduction in crime. Crime is a by-product of poverty. This city has 23% of it's people living below the US poverty level. Poverty = crime. You can't give enough welfare to people to pull them out of poverty. You have to create a better, MORE EXPENSIVE city to live in... and the poor just leave because the can't afford to live here. This is not a new strategy. It has worked in 100's cities throughout the world. What's the crime levels in San Diego, Newport Beach? When LB decides to STOP catering to the poor with all of their stupid hand-outs and "social support" we will have a better city with much less crime. Plain and simple. "PRICE THEM OUT" !!!
You are clueless. Do you think the lowlifes own houses or something? THEY RENT,and if you raise the rents they just get more homey roomates, they aren't going anywhere. The only thing accomplished is increasing street parking.And don't say get rid of the apts cause that will never happen with so many white rich land owners making money with rentals.This IS the LBC not the OC, never will be.

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