As Wilmington police investigate what looks like yet another shooting in the city sometimes called “Killmington, Hellaware,” it is easy to say that the firearm discharges are due to a spat, turf war, or drug deal gone wrong. The root of all of this madness is irrationalism. Unthinking factions roam the streets, filled with emotion and armed to the teeth. With just a minor exchange of words in a disagreement or maybe a misunderstanding, the guns are drawn. Only in a city as small as Wilmington, in a state as small as Delaware are these cases amplified due to the relatively low number of citizens who occupy the First State in the Union, and the “Place to be Somebody.”
Millsoboro, Delaware is not without its bizarre cases. Levi D. Stilwell felt the metal bracelets of the law for driving under the influence. The tip came that he became tipsy through a call from a McDonald’s restaurant. Stilwell berated a patron at the fast food establishment. His “multiple signs of impairment,” the police said allowed them to determine that Stilwell could incur his seventh DUI. The idea of yelling at someone who might’ve been trying to get the buy-one-get-one for a dollar deal from Mickey D’s is horrendous. In these United States of America, you ought to be able to enter into a specific establishment and order anything that you want, regardless of what other customers might say to you.
Mystery swirls around the city of Smyrna, Delaware. The uncertainty concerns the remains of a young child discovered on Little Lass Fields, adjacent to Smyrna Middle School. The discovery has rattled the community that has a few answers, but still other questions abound. If the child came from another location and was left in the fields, or if he or she wandered to their final resting place are but a few details that the Smyrna Police department would like to make clear.
The tiny First State has big problems. While Delaware Online reports that the number of shootings and victims and deaths has been down since the year 2017, it is still a major concern for law enforcement officials. One woman and three men received rounds just before the weekend in the State of Delaware. There are no suspects in any of the cases. This is why snitching is so crucial. Somebody knows something. There is no way that exactly zero individuals saw nothing. The power of snitching should lead these people to aid the police in doing a job that entails the most legitimacy. They’re not concerned with drugs. They’re not concerned with violating rights-respecting individuals. The police are trying to do their job that is completely in line with rights.
To snitch or not to snitch, that is the eternal question which burns in the minds of the guilty and not guilty. Let us define our terms. A snitch is someone who actively points out figures who were involved in or who are committing crime. A snitch is an upright citizen who cares about the sanctity of human life. Royal “Diamond” Downs’ role in The James T. Vaughn Correctional Center riots in 2017 in New Castle County, Delaware goes to show that a despicable person should serve his time and not be given any provisions beyond what it takes for him to breathe.
To be gunned down in Wilmington, Delaware ought to not be a regular occurrence. But it is. 18-year-old Naithan Grzybowski fell due to, as of this writing, an unknown assailant’s rounds. The city, which earned the grisly moniker “Murder Town USA” by Newsweek in 2014, continues to see acts of start of force, by way of the gun. The teenager received bullets in his blue car, and later died on the pavement adjacent to the road. Does this require tighter gun laws? Should there be a ban on firearms for citizens? Not even close.