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dissolutewastrel OP t1_itepgv6 wrote

Here's a salient detail that appears in another version of the article

> Kelly, a Philadelphia man, is wanted on two counts of first-degree murder in connection to this shooting. However, officials say he is has eight other outstanding warrants and a bench warrant for aggravated assault, robbery, terroristic threats and related charges in several nearby cities.


LiamMcGregor57 t1_itf2xkq wrote

Gives credence to the notion that even among violent offenders around 5% of them, commit nearly 50% of violent crimes.


rovinchick t1_itgivn1 wrote

2 teenagers selling weed get murdered because someone wanted it and maybe some money without paying. So utterly sad and a reminder that even if weed itself isn't all that dangerous, the street sale of it is. Please don't support the criminals out there that make it unsafe. Just get a dispensary card.


ContractTrue6613 t1_ith9w9m wrote

I don’t know who you’re buying weed from but most weed is not connected to violence in anyway. This is a silly post.


rovinchick t1_ithe6dl wrote

Gonna disagree with you on this one. Violent Mexican cartels are turning to marijuana. In Philly, dealers use violence against each other to protect their turf. A 14 year old was murdered in Mayfair a few years ago over a weed deal. And we can't forget about Cosmo Dinardo.


Tarantinotwin t1_ithwp7j wrote

These stories are rare and usually about more than just weed.

The cartel isn’t sending a assassins over an 8th of weed


rovinchick t1_iti6kp8 wrote

This study shows that legal marijuana "led to a sharp reduction in violent crime in US states that border Mexico. While the Mexican cartels smuggle other drugs such as cocaine, heroin and metamphetamine across the border, the market for marijuana is the largest drug market in the US and the one from which the cartels can make the fattest profit. It costs around $75 to produce a pound of marijuana in Mexico, which can then be sold on for $6,000 depending on the quality."

Unless you're buying that 8th from a grower directly, it is likely linked to violence somewhere along the line.


CaptainObvious110 t1_itexebv wrote

Wow! Ok, so what's his story? Why is he like this?

Also, why wasn't he already in prison?


Hornet_Critical t1_itgfb7a wrote

Because he has outstanding warrants for those other crimes, meaning he hasn't been arrested for them yet. Meaning he hasn't been to court for them yet.


CaptainObvious110 t1_itibgut wrote

Aha! I see so they let this monster freely roaming the streets knowing that he was a danger to the community. In that case whoever is involved in that has some accountability for this as well.