Is Dallas Sliding Towards Chaos?

In a city in which residents who are unlucky enough to live in the part of town where you can be attacked and killed by packs of dogs, in the past 5 days, 7 people have died in shootings, all in southern Dallas.

The mayor believes his Grow South initiative is going swell. He and Dallas Police Chief David Brown announced a new plan to deal with the spike in violent crime. Regardless, in a city in which residents who are unlucky enough to live in the part of town where you can be attacked and killed by packs of dogs, in the past 5 days, 7 people have died in shootings, all in southern Dallas. That brings the number of people murdered in Dallas this year to 57, a 42 percent increase over last year.

Clearly this city has leadership problems. But will anyone ever be held accountable for anything?

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  • aerorazavi

    Per the DMN, in 2015, “Arguments were the most common motive for slayings, sparking 42 deaths” (http://www.dallasnews.com/news/crime/headlines/20160107-dallas-murders-jumped-17-percent-in-2015-to-136-but-rate-among-lowest-in-history.ece).
    How do you police arguments?

  • tested123

    The city manager is incompetent. A.C. must go. I like chief Brown, but he doesn’t have the respect of his officers. He should resign or retire. The homeless camps need aggressive action and frequently are ignored until, like tent city, crimes become rampant and it finally gets attention. The Mayor needs to get the council to fix this mess by starting with a new city manager, a house cleaning at city hall, and a renewed commitment to improving the quality of life for everyone.

    • Lee Gibson

      Unfortunately, the mayor himself is a sigificant part of the problem.

  • bbetzen

    Once Mayor Rawlings & Morning News Editors are able to meet in public, talk about the 2007-2012 record progress in DISD that was reversed by Mike Miles, and admit their responsibility in this mess, the slide toward chaos will stop! Last week’s election with the public mostly ignoring the pro-Miles trustee candidate recommendations made by the Morning News was a great step away from chaos!
    The other chaos reflection is the Trinity River Toll road still supported by these same two, the mayor & Morning News, against the majority of Dallas
    We all know the 2007 election was pure manipulation.

  • mrEmannE

    I’d say we’re kind of slouching towards Babylon. And, yeah, I don’t know what that’s supposed to mean either.

  • Carol Bell-Walton

    There are no repercussions or accountability at Dallas City Hall. “We have job openings at DAS” is a plan? Telling Dallas Animal Service to take care of a deadly problem is like asking a five year old to clean a room. If you don’t check, you really can’t trust that it is being done. Complaints and warnings about lose dogs have not been dealt with seriously. That is the responsibility of Mayor Mike Rawlings, City Manager A.C. Gonzales, and Dallas Animal Services Manager Jody Jones. They are failing the citizens and the city.