Sunday, February 3, 2008

Attempted Murder on Bossier City Police Officer

"Armed and Dangerous" are the words used by Bossier City Police to describe Montrell Hardman of Shreveport after he attempted to kill a Bossier City Police officer last night. The officer had attempted a traffic stop on Hardman, who wrecked his car into a parked SUV. Hardman shot at the officer and then fled on foot.

Hardman is a black male, 5 feet 10 inches tall weighing 200 pounds.

It has been a violent week in Shreveport/Bossier City.

This is the third attempted shooting of a police officer in the last week. On Tuesday, Officer John Madjerick was shot in the face while attempting to question a burglary suspect in Southwest Shreveport. He is recovering from surgery at LSU Medical Center.

On Thursday, a Shreveport Police officer was shot at just after leaving the police station in his personal SUV. His assailants were driving a gray Chevy Caprice. The bullet went through the window and barely missed him.

Just to add to the mix, a six year old in South Shreveport was shot as he walked into his house with his mother. A stray bullet from a gunfight that was going on in the neighborhood hit the child in the buttocks.

What is the common denominator in all these shootings? Young black males with guns, probably on drugs, probably in gangs. (If you think that is a racist statement, then you're an idiot and probably shouldn't be reading this.)

What is the answer? A crackdown on gangs like we have never seen. Make sure that the police are funded and have every resource that they need to infiltrate and combat these criminal organizations and put these useless punks away for long periods of time.
It is time for everyone to be heard. Write a blog, write a letter, make a phone call. City leaders are politicians and will respond to public pressure.

This has to stop.

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