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Friday, February 08, 2008

Cole: Bring back the metal detectors?

From Council member Laketa Cole, in the wake of the fatal shootings at the Kirkwood, Mo., city council meeting:

Councilmember Cole offers her condolences and prayers to Kirkwood.

"It is with great sadness and sympathy that I offer my condolences to the community of Kirkwood, for the senseless tragedy that occurred yesterday, my heart goes out to the families, friends and to the community of Kirkwood. And I offer a prayer for full recovery for those who were wounded." Stated Councilmember Cole.

Attached is a memo Councilmember Laketa Cole sent today to the City Manager, Mayor, and Council to look at the security measures at City Hall, as well as the possibility of revisiting the re-instillation of metal detectors.

Here is the memo


at 6:55 PM, February 08, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is a no-brainer. Why did they take them out in the first place?

at 7:47 PM, February 08, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did you see the brother of the shooter being interviewed? A stone-cold freak! Sounded like some (most) of the Buzz callers

at 8:38 PM, February 08, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...


at 8:57 PM, February 08, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Council member Cole's reaction to the Kirkwood shooting clearly demonstrates the ass backwards thinking that goes on in the minds of far too many politicans these days. I would suggest that she along with many others get reacquainted with the Constitution's Second Amendment and common sense.

Starting with the facts surrounding the Kirkwood shooting, it was not the gun that was the problem, it was the gunman! It was already against Missouri state law to murder another person. It was also already state law that no one is permited to assault another person with or without a deadly weapon. It was already Missouri state law (along with local versions of the same I am sure) that no civilian visitor was allowed to come on to Kirkwood government property armed.

Not being from there I can't say whether or not they had any of those niffty no guns signs on all the entrances to the Kirkwood government building, but I am guessing they did not since the shooter did not stop at the door and turn around heading home saying "damn! the gun I was going to use to kill the mayor is not allowed in here, I guess I need to figure something else out."

If someone is intent on doing something like this there is nothing to be done except to be prepared to defend yourself by having a weapon of your own with you. Somehow or another though this simple fact of life has escaped the minds of the anti-gun nuts both in and out of government.

I find parts of Ms. Cole's memo almost comical considering the juxtaposition of reality in historical context, specifically her lines "however this is the state of where our nation is," and "it is unfortunate that we are living in an era where violence is plaguing our communities." Here we have the current era in which there are literally thousands of anti-gun laws (all unconstitutional mind you but enforced nevertheless) where it is not legal for citizens (not specifically employeed by government in very certain law enforcement/security capacities) to carry a weapon around including into government buildings, but in the past before the rash of all this unconstitutional law and brainless attacks on weapons ownership, carry, and use, that there were never any attacks like the Kirkwood one to worry about.

It is these insane anti-gun policies and laws that create the mass shooting attacks we now see today because the shooters know going in that they are going to be the only one at the scene of their attacks with a weapon all courtesy of the government and all the anti-gun nuts out there.

So let me summarize, Cincinnati city council does not need metal detectors because in the end they will be a waste of money that will not stop an attack. A shooter only needs to start shooting at the point of the metal detectors and raise the body count that much higher (the additional victims to be the one who worked the detectors).

Ms. Cole you claim to want to be proactive about this security issue in your memo, if this was so you would be carrying a weapon yourself and advising your staff members to do the same. Only then will you not only feel safe, but in point of fact you will be safe as you can be.

at 9:16 PM, February 08, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

I never had a problem with the metal detectors. I have an issue with the sign in pages. It's no one's confounded business, including the Mayor's & his cronies, who I'm visiting in City Hall. However, Jimmie Schoo, Khandi Stohr & Chuck LaBoeuf have served me well at the welcome station.

at 9:27 PM, February 08, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cole just wants them so she doesn't have to worry about her boyfriend's girlfriend.

at 8:46 AM, February 09, 2008 Anonymous street boy said...

First thing re: her memo --
1) The metal detectors are not in storage at City Hall -- they were rented from the security company.
2)The word is "installation" not "instillation"...get a dictionary to suplement your CPS diploma.

The metal detectors and extra staffing cost the City a bundle and that's the real reason they went away. The money spent on them went into the Mayor's office budget. As long as he has his Scotty-Guard, M3 doesn't give a rat's ass about anybody else's security...especially yours, Laketa.

at 9:21 AM, February 09, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Guns don't kill. People kill. Gun restrictions (laws) do not stop the bad guy with a gun because he doesn't respect laws anyway. Gun laws only hamper the responsible who may want protection.

at 12:52 PM, February 09, 2008 Blogger usefullidiot said...

Hey Cole....

Did this qualify as a hate crime? It sounds to me like it did.

at 2:11 PM, February 09, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cole is nuts. City Hall is as safe as can be. Don't believe me? Clearly posted on the front door are signs saying no guns allowed. What more do you need?

at 7:00 PM, February 09, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's official: Laketa has become the New Alicia Reece.

I don't suppose she's done anything legistlatively to blog about, eh Carl?

at 12:50 AM, February 10, 2008 Anonymous Noah Webster said...

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at 5:29 AM, February 10, 2008 Anonymous Derail the Cole Train said...

If metal detectors are installed, how will Laketa Cole get her teeth through?

at 8:09 AM, February 11, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cole will just have to place all her bling bling in the tray with her cell phone and hoopty keys.

at 5:08 PM, February 11, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Remember: Mayor orders detectors down...Mayor promptly orders bodygaurd for himself.

To hell with everyone else.

at 9:47 PM, February 11, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Remember: Laketa Cole beats up boyfriend's pregnant girlfriend.

Payback will be forthcoming.

at 12:03 PM, February 14, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is one poorly-written memo. An elected official should be able to produce better correspondence than this. Her staff seems to have a slim grasp on the English language and how to properly compose such a message.

Also, what does being a female-elected official, and an all-female staff, have to do with safety at City Hall? Are you and your staff more susceptible to violence because of your actions outside the building?

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