Birmingham Police Arrest 13, Receive 600 Citizen Gunfire Reports During New Year’s Gunfire Crackdown

Madison Underwood, Alabama, January 1, 2013

New Year’s Eve is always a busy night, and last night was no different. Birmingham police arrested 13 people during “Operation Crackdown,” an operation meant to curb celebratory gunfire in the city, according to the Birmingham Police Department.

Between the hours of 7:30 p.m. and 3 a.m., Birmingham police received 631 citizen reports of gunfire, and received 560 gunfire calls for service from the Shot-Spotter gunfire detection system. {snip}

More than 100 additional officers were on the streets of Birmingham last night to respond to those calls, and to discourage gunfire.


Five people were arrested on misdemeanor firearms charges during last night’s celebrations, and six were arrested on other misdemeanors. Two were arrested for other felonies. In all, there were two felony charges and 23 misdemeanor charges issued during the operation.

One man in his 20s was shot last night near the Chick-Fil-A restaurant in Five Points South and transported to UAB Hospital. {snip}


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  • I’m so sure that these guns were legal.

    • The__Bobster

      If they used illegal machine guns, there would be more fatalities as the bullets fell back to earth.

  • Michael_C_Scott

    Installing expensive equipment just so police can write people a bunch of misdemeanor tickets seems a bit wasteful.

    • So CAL Snowman

      Hey at least someone figured out a way to make money off of black behavior.

  • JackKrak

    How is it that I’ve managed to be around for so many NYE’s & I’ve never once felt the urge to fire a gun in celebration? Is there something wrong with me?

    • OlderWoman

      No. Your white so your intelligence tells you it isn’t safe to play with guns. I remember television advertisements in the 50’s and 60’s with this message.

      • Unlike these geniuses:

        Yep, they’re the you-know-whos.

        If you happen to find a gun in back of a gas station, you have to presume that it was thrown there in order not to be found, because it was used in the commission of a crime. Therefore, it’s not a good idea even to pick the gun up, and put your fingerprints on a gun probably used in violent crime, thereby making you a suspect in those violent crimes. But even not counting that, you don’t bring it home and play with it like it’s some kind of toy.

        • Some Guy

          That article is a black and white reason why blacks should not be aloud guns, period. To pick up a gun and start pulling the trigger while aimed at someone before even checking to see if it’s loaded?? One has to have a VERY low IQ to do this.

          • Missouri law disallows under 21s from owning handguns. So the only legal path for the young man in question who first spotted the gun was to call the cops. Which is what anyone of any age should have done, considering where it was found.

        • StillModerated

          For those 3 they saw gun ownership as a career move. From now on, when they stick up their neighbors they’ll “win $50 instantly.”

        • lily-white

          i am sure a local resident threw the loaded gun down behind the gas station and simply forgot about it… happens all the time… i can think of no other reason these two sixteen year olds youfs would have such a thing in their possession…

          • I grok your point, which I kinda figured all along: The gun was a “community” gun for the sake of committing violent crimes.

        • SintiriNikos

          Of course these stories do little but push the anti-gun narrative.

  • Robert Binion

    That Chick-Fil-A stands as an eyesore where pretty Highland Avenue ends at 20th Street, an area of bars frequented by the young. The city’s PD will blanket those corners; indeed, the South Highland Precinct stands two blocks away. I have not braved a city nightclub in years, a pity since a lively music scene does exist. I have noticed that Temple Beth-el up the road sometimes employs three off-duty cops. Perhaps, the topers deserve protection, too.

  • OlderWoman

    Blacks do this in Los Angeles. There have been a couple of deaths from falling bullets. These are truly stupid people.

    • bluffcreek1967

      The LAPD officers at the South-Central Division always park their patrol cars underneath bridges or freeway overpasses at midnight on New Year’s eve. It’s an area with a high black and Mexican population. The officers, obviously, do this because many of the ‘minorities’ shoot their rifles and handguns into the air. If you stop and listen, you can literally hear hundreds of rounds going off! This is how stupid the blacks and Mexicans who fill LA are. They have no sense to recognize that those same bullets are coming down just as fast as they left the barrel of their guns. Every year, there’s news about some innocent person sitting in their living room getting shot through the roof. It’s really sad when little babies or children sleeping in their beds never wake up!

      • A Multiracial Ph.D Student

        They fall at terminal velocity. a speed much lower than the speed at which they leave the gun. Still plenty of room for injury tho….and of course, still unimaginably stupid.

        • Michael_C_Scott

          I was once hit by handgun bullets coming back down on a ballistic tragectory, while target shooting on BLM land in James Canyon, near Boulder, CO. The only place they could likely have come from was a similar area quite some distance away, well below and east of Jamestown, passing over several ridges on the way.

          I wasn’t hurt, but it gave me a good scare. I was happy they weren’t rifle bullets; those are ballistically more efficient due to their more streamlined shape, and don’t lose velocity as quickly.

      • liberalsuck

        Lots of these blacks and mexicans will say “it’s a way of life, man. Know whum’ sayin’, yo?” I say, “Fine, but we (white people) don’t want your culture or your thug way of life. We don’t want to support irresponsible breeders. We don’t want you in our country or our neighborhoods not because of what you look like, but because of the crime patterns and other problems that come when you become a sizable part of a community. This is why people are “racist” against you. If you could clean up your communities and make them indistinguishable from most white communities, we wouldn’t have a problem with you.”

    • Liberals

      Don’t bother telling that to liberals. They will whine and complain about the “rednecks that shoot bottles in their back yard.” Even those ‘rednecks’ try to be sensible and responsible with their firearms and many of them are self sufficient and don’t live off the government and commit crimes.

  • m e

    The reason there is a lot of gun fire is that the fourth of July and and New Years are acceptable opportunities for black folk to demonstrate their ability to defend themselves. The streets will be filled with the neighborhood and everyone will be able to see who is armed, and therefore dangerous to attack. It is a form of deterrence and rooted in (justifiable) fear.

    At any rate, that was my conclusion from talking to folks in North St. Louis.

    • Funny, I always thought it was purely a matter of drunk or high blacks in a state of revelry.

    • Cheeto

      It’s also an opportunity to see whose house is worth robbing while they are away.

  • falsedawn

    Once we start shooting, it’ll be well aimed rounds with telling effects. Not the stupid scattering of rounds everywhere with no thought behind it you see from the blacks…

  • ….and received 560 gunfire calls for service from the Shot-Spotter gunfire detection system.

    How does Brokeassham afford this?

  • Mark

    good news is: Public opinion is changing; Europeans are standing up to the
    Anti-white shills in the main stream media. We have stopped buying their
    newspapers, magazines; their entire media machine is on the verge of collapse,
    they are becoming less relevant every day and they know their time is short,
    because whites are waking up, walking away, and unifying.

    Gun grabbers have very little visible

    call and urge your Congressman and Senators to oppose all Anti-gun legislation.

  • SLCain

    The term “celebratory gunfire” says everything that one need know about those who practice it.

  • Seek

    Endlessly we are told that the “real” violence of Birmingham took place in 1963 with police fire hoses. Apparently, firing off thousands of rounds 50 years later isn’t a problem. Hey, the shooters are black. Just letting off a little steam. Harmless stuff.

    • StillModerated

      Release the hounds!

    • Howie Feldman

      The cameras never showed the behavior that preceded the fire hoses and dogs. Once again here is an example of how those who control our media have chosen what we see.

      • Liberalsuck

        Yep. Just as when some white cop is beating on a black guy, we never see what lead up to it, nor do we hear about the laundry list of criminal convictions the black guy has, if the black area has a lot of crime, etc. I think the Rodney King incident and especially the Trayvon Martin episode are waking up more white people to the lies and distortions of the media outlets. I’m glad so many of those MSM are losing money and having financial problems as their previous subscribers have options and have grown tired of the media’s lies.

    • Liberalsuck

      Right, like apparently no other violence has occur ed in Birmingham since some white guys wearing white sheets blew up a church. As if blacks have not done anything equally or more horrific to white people since then.

    • Luis

      Don’t forget that church that was bombed in Birmingham in 1963, that killed four Bantu girls. Bantus still talk about that, but not the thousands of buildings that have been torched in Detroit on Devil’s Night.

  • bigone4u

    But Bill Clinton promised that “midnight basketball” would stop this sort of crap. Did the President lie to us?

  • Gotsumpnferya

    I prefer to make loud noises using chemicals readily available .

    Safe when used correctly , and a proud display of my pride for the U.S.A.

    • Michael_C_Scott

      I used to enjoy “roll-your-own” fireworks as a college student, but I haven’t done that in 20 years. Inexpensive “Pool Shock” is 55% calcium hypochlorite (a strong oxidizer) and can be quite a lot of fun.

      Someone on the west side of Colorado Springs was arrested for that sort of thing recently, and is looking at about five years.

      • Gotsumpnferya

        Gotta be careful these days, thanks to ****tards like McVeigh. All I care about is making the loudest sound on my block.

  • Some Guy

    Two White boys found a loaded gun in a movie theater but are smart enough not to touch and tell an adult. Tell me again how the races are all the same?

    • And that’s a kook left site, too.

      This goes to show you the Rashomon Effect — Kook left reads the story and goes on a rant about guns We read it and rightly note racial differences. If the first set of eyeballs that noticed this gun were owned by a fellow named Shitavious…well, you know.