What is Portland Police Chief Michael J. Sauschuck Talking About?

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What is Portland Police Chief Michael J. Sauschuck Talking About?

Chief Michael J. Sauschuck

“2 years ago we had a homicide that occurred here in one of our Dearing neighborhoods where a young lady was shot in her home during a home innovation style event. And then 2 months later that same exact handgun, a 45 caliber handguns, was used in another homicide in the city of Portland. It happens here, it can happen anywhere”.
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What is the message here?

The Chief is making a stand on banning assault type firearms, we still don’t know what the definition of an assault weapon is, but he make a point that a 45. Caliber handgun was used in a homicide. Somehow that piece of evidence was never secured, so he was surprised when 2 months later it remained in the hand of criminals and was used to commit a major crime. Is this a good case for banning handguns from law abiding citizens or just a poor example of police work?

Why was the gun never secured from the first crime?

The only way to link them would be a ballistics comparison. Should there be a law to shoot all guns that enter a pawn shop and send the projectile to the crime lab for comparison? I don’t get what the Chief is talking about here. The case he is talking about doen't appear to do any justice for his stance. IMO

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BDN Story PORTLAND, Maine —

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PORTLAND, Maine — Portland police said Monday that the 2010 killing of Darien Richardson has become a cold case, and they hope a new $10,000 reward for information will help them find the masked intruder who broke into her bedroom and shot her while she slept.

Snip...investigators believe the key to solving the mystery can be found in the area’s black market for weapons, but have reached a dead end in tracking the history of the gun used to kill Richardson and one other Portlander in separate cases.

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Mayors Agaisnt Illegal Guns

Mayors Agaisnt Illegal Guns List Of Principals
Punish - to the maximum extent of the law - criminals who possess, use, and traffic in illegal guns.

Target and hold accountable irresponsible gun dealers who break the law by knowingly selling guns to straw purchasers.

Oppose all federal efforts to restrict cities' right to access, use, and share trace data that is so essential to effective enforcement, or to interfere with the ability of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms to combat illegal gun trafficking.

Keep lethal, military-style weapons and high capacity ammunition magazines off our streets.

Work to develop and use technologies that aid in the detection and tracing of illegal guns.

Support all local state and federal legislation that targets illegal guns; coordinate legislative, enforcement, and litigation strategies; and share information and best practices.

Invite other cities to join us in this new national effort.

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I don't know what the crime

I don't know what the crime stats are in the big city. Is there a daily/weekly crime log that shows just what a battle zone the city is, or is not?

This chief sound like he was a detective at one time, or as was known in the 4os, a dick.

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Depends on who you ask. The

Depends on who you ask.

The City of Portland has won honors for being a low crime city. City of Portland Horn Tooting Page

But, this site rips Portland for crimes. Neighborhood Scout

Not a big gun violace city, but property crimes are high due to drug issues.

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From the United States Bureau

From the United States Bureau of Justices Statistics

Titled "Percent distribution of incidents where police came to the victim, by police response time and type of crime":

Crimes of Violence:

Within 5 minutes 31.0%
Within 6 - 10 minutes 24.5%
Within 11 minutes - 1 hour 32.4%
Within 1 day - 6.5%
Longer than 1 day - 1.9%
Time of response not known - 3.6%
Not ascertained - 0.2% [2]

From American Police Beat website: the average of seven same-sized city police response to a High-Priority 911 call is a staggering 11 minutes, 11 seconds. [3]

And this guy thinks it's dangerous for people to arm themselves? To have our teachers to be able to have quick access to arms to defend themselves and the students? Is he a close friend of former Chief Chitwood? just asking.

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High crime

High crime rate.

http://hoodrate.com/portland-me/

charlie

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Once the Old Port crime rate

Once the Old Port crime rate is taken out of the rest of the city data, the overall violant crime rate would drop.

One factor that few consider when evaluating data on crimes is taking into account the locations of Correctional facilities in the jurisdictions. One jail in a city or town can produce enough crime in and of itself to dwarf the surrounding area. If all the crime in the jail where formally handled at the DA’s office, Think about it for a moment, you put all the criminals in once place and you get lots of crimes.

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just to try to be fair,

just to try to be fair, although I doubt if the chief gets his hands dirty much these days, any street cop can get a negative view of people with weapons. Eight to twelve hours every day of domestics, drug calls, bath salts users, idiots stealing copper pipes and on and on, who the heck wants these losers to have firearms?

Unfortunately, the social engineers have succeeded in stealing childhood so many of the young people have already seen more depravity in their 18 years than I have in multiple decades. They grow up with this thinking it is normal.

As much as I didn't like being drafted, I see a difference between men who were in the military and those who never have been. I work with several people in their 40s and 50s who never served and are very self centered egotistical persons who
place their desires above other's needs, making firearms ownership in their hands less about survival of the community and more about them. Unfortunately, I can actually see why the 2nd amendment is more in jeopardy now than ever before. No morals, no compassion, no personal responsibility.

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