The L.A. City Council seriously considered a proposal to institute a 40-hour moratorium on murder to coincide with the anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The moratorium was directed to the ever growing and fierce gangs in the city. The idea, strongly supported by some council members -- unbelievably -- was to convince the gangs to stop killing each other for a day and a half in honor of Dr. King.
My guess is that most of the gang members would say, "who?" I'd also guess that if there were a map drawn that showed where gang-related murders occurred in the past year, there would be a lot of dots on or alongside Martin Luther King Blvd.
Can you believe elected officials wasted time even discussing this proposal?
Besides, murder has been banned for one hell of a long time.