Dorchester man shot dead at South Bay Holiday Inn

It’s a stretch to say “neither work” when the state only invests in one of those things – spoiler alert, it’s the one that comes with guns.

How much have we really invested in community-centered social workers and mental health professionals?

If there was a network of dedicated professionals in place, that kind of support, developed over years, would probably prevent the root causes from turning into incidents like this.

Short-sighted macho-aggro “law and order” types like our OP friend above like to make fun of the idea because a police response provides immediate gratification in the form of brute force; of course it seems silly to imagine an unarmed social worker disarming a violent individual, but that’s because that’s not really the solution anyone is proposing.

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