4 dead in shooting at illegal gambling site in Brooklyn
  • Moving a desired provided service, such as gambling, to the black market will always increase is the risk of violence for everybody involved. Not to mention the mathematical exploitation which occurs FAR more severely due to a lack of regulation.


    'illegal gambling' - illegal because the state isn't getting it's cut? Or perhaps the state believes jesus said poker was a sin, and are willing to eradicate 'sin' between consenting adults through violence?
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  • Some years ago I did some opposition campaign donation research for an acquaintance who was running for California state assembly.

    It was interesting to see how much money the front-runner (and eventual winner) was getting from Indian reservations.

    Initially, I couldn't understand why, but then I was driving on 101 in somewhere south of San Mateo and I noticed a casino right next to the freeway and thought, "I don't remember those when I was a kid" and "how convenient that these ancestral lands are right next to a freeway exit."

    I then realized that the reason that the indians are donating to the campaigns is to keep the state from broadly legalizing gambling.
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  • More at NBC New York:
    Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams called for an increase in funding and resources to combat gun violence following Saturday's shooting.
    "That's why I've called for the City to double funding for Cure Violence programs, especially in areas like Crown Heights and Brownsville," he added.
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