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08-26-2008, 12:25 PM
Leaders in neighborhood are preparing to take up arms in crime-plagued area and become a "locked and loaded" community

"Hollywood - Leaders of a crime-plagued neighborhood near downtown are tired of talk and task forces. Instead, they're taking up arms and preparing to become a "lock and loaded" community.

Members of the Royal Poinciana Civic Association say they want to start working with a Texas-based gun-rights organization and a local weapons-training academy to verse residents on gun laws and self-protection.

"It is unfortunate, but it really has come down to this," said the association's president, Jack David, whose neighborhood is surrounded by cheap motels, slum apartment buildings and a large cluster of social service agencies.

In April, shortly after a Sun Sentinel article detailed the community's woes, city officials created a task force to look at the problems in Royal Poinciana and nearby Park Side, south of Young Circle.

City officials say the task force has led to some progress, but at its most recent meeting Wednesday, residents' frustration boiled over. First, residents distributed a flier with the picture of a badly beaten Robin Mejias, 37, who told Hollywood police she was mugged while walking through the neighborhood on Sunday morning. The flier read "All-American Victim," mocking the city's recent All-America City award.

Then group leaders reiterated a controversial demand to combine all the area's agencies - including the COSAC Foundation homeless shelter, several drug rehab centers and a soup kitchen - into a locked compound near the edge of the neighborhood. "It's your people that are walking around our neighborhood committing all these crimes," yelled one resident at homeless shelter director Sean Cononie, who was in attendance.

"What you are suggesting is putting people behind walls and that's un-Christian-like, it's un-Jewish like, it's completely inhuman and unacceptable," Cononie fired back. The tense exchange ended with Commissioner Beam Furr saying he'll schedule another meeting to seek common ground and positive solutions. Among other things, the task force has discussed placing tighter regulations on the motels, offering incentives to motel and apartment owners to fix up their places and expanding a police street crimes unit that has already made 653 arrests in Royal Poinciana since January.

But city and police officials have rejected the notion of stopping people from walking around the neighborhood and forming a walled-in complex. After the meeting, Royal Poinciana leaders said they're moving ahead with plans to become an armed community. If members give formal approval on Sept. 4, the group will apply for grants to help pay for weapons training and to purchase warning signs, said activist Norm Berube, who bought a Glock a month ago.

"Almost all of us are already armed," he said. "It's now a matter of letting everyone know we're ready to do what we have to do to protect ourselves." A number of residents have already signed up for courses at the 911 Store in Hollywood, a weapons shop and training center. The group has also been in contact with the Texas-based Second Amendment Sisters to teach them about gun laws, said David.

Police Chief Chad Wagner, a task force member, said the neighborhood has the right to arm itself, but he's concerned about creating a dangerous situation. "I am strong advocate of the Second Amendment, but you can go from being a victim to someone being prosecuted very easily," he said. "My fear is that someone is going to get into trouble, or hurt."

Ivy Rivello, 46, has lived in the neighborhood for three years. She said she's no longer waiting for the city or police to solve problems. A waitress who lives alone, Rivello recently purchased a handgun so she could feel safe.

"I never imagined I would be a grandmother with a gun," she said."


The message of this article can be applied to "Homeland Security". DHS has SUPPLANTED our consitutional state militas for domestic protection of the US. OKC false flag laid the groundwork for the total emasculation of state militias. OKC was carried out because the state government tried to show that it was sovereign, (which all states are) and rejected encroachment of the United Nations precursory steps to implement the North American Union with the Governor refusing to comply with such mandates in these UN documents. So the globalists had a message to send the state that they will not tolerate non-compliance to the New World Order, and their MK-ULTRA patsy, Tim McVeigh allowed them to deceive most of the public, even to this day.

08-26-2008, 12:30 PM
Hopefully the Commieforina libtards will wakeup and see the light.