Kalihi Valley residents are concerned with a major uptick in crime and they're pleading with state leaders for help.
"We had a 19 year old that was assaulted -- sexually assaulted -- about a week and a half ago," said Kalihi Valley resident Michael McDonald. "And we've had other general crime in the area, you know, so everybody's kind of concerned in my neighborhood."
Surveillance videos from McDonald's neighbors show trespassers looking through mailboxes, trying to get into cars and stealing things right off front porches.
Crimes rises & gov't is unable to stop it. When they do catch the perps, property crimes normally go unpunished or with a minor wrist-slap. Violent offenders get probation or no jail time because people are afraid to testify or there's nothing other than witness testimony to present at trial: no weapon, no video, etc.
Enter the Supreme Court. With the state's "good cause" rule shot down (pun intended), the state must now make it possible for people to be armed in public.
Result: If the issuance of Concealed Carry Licenses gets a few perps shot and/or killed, then crime suddenly takes a downward trend, the correlation will be a huge win for gun rights and a kick in the teeth for gun control activists.
This exact scenario has played out in many cities across the US. Arm the public, stop the criminals.
I remember the Detroit Police Chief telling people about 8 years ago to go out and buy a gun, because "we can't keep you safe."https://www.theguardian.com/money/2014/aug/17/police-guns-detroit-crime-race-cost-issues
I think other city police have issued similar announcements in the wake of the pandemic and increases in violent crime.