On the heels of an uptick in violence that claimed the life of an off-duty cop, Newark's city council voted Thursday to require all late-night restaurants that serve less than 20 people at a time to have an armed security guard posted from 9 p.m. to closing.
The vote comes less than two months after veteran Newark police officer William Johnson was gunned down standing at the counter of a fast-food restaurant in New Jersey's largest city waiting for a slice of pizza. He was off-duty at the time and not the intended target of the drive-by shooting.
Fast-food joints like the pizza spot where Johnson was slain are all over Newark. Chicken shacks, pizza parlors and Chinese restaurants serve hot, cheap food late into the night.
Newark's city council says these late-night eateries attract customers, but also crime.
Soon armed guards will be required at every public place, night AND day. Depending, of course, on whether the local government can afford them.
This IS what "diversity" is about.
Despite the fiction that movies, tv shows and corporate media commercialism pushes, the reality is that the more diverse an area, town, city or country, the more dysfunctional it is.
Diversity = Death, Corruption, Poverty, Tyranny and Destruction.
It always has.