We're definitely in the throes of "old man winter" (at least if this morning's temperatures are any indicator).
And, we're definitely in a recession (according to the latest analysis of our economy).
So, if any of those items aren't enough to throw you "off your game", hang in there...
Seems Kosciusko County is making some decent busts when it comes to meth.
A working lab was seized on the east side of Lake Wawasee in a mobile home (9700 block of East Chickadee Drive - Cromwell) around 2100 hours last Wednesday when Drug Task Force officers responded to a tip regarding the smell of ether.
Arrested were James Charters, 38, who faces dealing charges, and David Gaff, 31 of Syracuse (also had an outstanding warrant). Both are being held without bail. A third person, a woman from Syracuse, age 24 was being held on $350 bond for a misdemeanor count of visiting a common nuisance.
**From the "See, I told you that law was enforceable" Department:
FWPD officers arrested a man last week after he ran from them for NO GOOD REASON.
A patrol officer was looking for suspected drug activity in the 290 block of Lillie Street and came across a group of men. The officer talked with the men when one of them took off running.
After a foot pursuit, the man, IDed as Marteques L. Black, was arrested with the use of pepper spray. The officer asked him why he ran. Black replied he thought there was a warrant out for him (guilty conscience, huh?), according to the report.
Police checked and found no warrant was pending, but Black was charged with resisting law enforcement.
Black was citing for fleeing police because of his FAILURE TO USE A SIDEWALK WHEN PROVIDED.
Hallelujah...the laws DO work.
Now...IF ONLY we'd have this same officer with a brand new citation book write up ALL the damn "streetwalkers" we have around here...the city would be out of the financial "red" in NO time!
**From the "Last Place They'll Look" Department:
The 64 year old man who caused a three car fatal pileup along Wayne Trace Rd at Oxford (Sunday) was arrested after he fled the scene on foot.
Donald Marshall, who lives at 2603Holton Avenue was found AT HIS HOME, where he had injuries consistent with being in a car crash. Marshall was also intoxicated, had slurred speech and bloodshot, watery eyes.
He faces prelim charges of OWI, leaving the scene of an accident (causing death), and leaving the scene of a personal injury accident. He is being held without bail.
Marshall was previously convicted of OWI back in 2006.
Here's the link to the news Sentinel story:
(In my best Horatio Caine)...So the question becomes:
How the hell did THIS poor excuse for a human being slip through the cracks, Ms Prosecutor?
Seems YOUR department didn't just drop the ball with this guy...hell, they blocked for the OTHER TEAM!
(Bob Gevers must have set the "standard" for the prosecutor's office when it comes to flubbing good cases)
I will bet good coin of the realm that this EXACT SAME scenario is being played out all over this city...just waiting for the next OWI fatality to occur. Hell, I have one felony OWI butthead at the other end of MY block (arrested over THREE times), and he's still driving the hell all over. Yet this city is considering allowing alcohol sales on SUNDAY. Cripes, these drunks are getting PUH-LENTY enough as it is the OTHER SIX DAYS. Why add insult to injury (or death)?
Just another fine example how the local judicial system fails EVERY ONE OF YOU, (the taxpayers) who expect justice...and get a lot less.
Finally, I was getting my nightly dose of Bill O'Reilly and one segment really got my attention. it had to do with the Wal-mart stampede on Long Island that caused the death of a store employee. Customers trampled to death a SIX FOOT FIVE, TWO HUNDRED SEVENTY POUND MAN...all for the sake of getting a cheap deal on worthless piece of technocrap, And not even ONE DAMN PERSON extended a helping hand to allow this individual to get up. Customers even complained about his blocking the floor at the entrance...imagine that.
O'Reilly's spot focused on this "mob-mentality" that's so pervasive in America today. And Bill nailed it when he blamed the parents and the kids. We've at least ONE ENTIRE generation brought up without the values system which kept such acts like this from occurring. We've basically got parents with no scruples bringing up kids in like manner. Add technology into the mix, which has been supplanting REAL social interaction over the last few decades, and you've got a recipe for anarchy in the making.
Here's a link to the NY Daily News article:
Yet there are those who would be disturbed should the national guard return from overseas and begin to patrol our streets HERE (as has been alleged by 2011-2012). Seems the time is ripe to do so NOW, before more people like this Wal-Mart employee, Mr, Jdimytai Damour don't have to become the victim of hedonistic consumerism run amok.
As long as people are permitted to act irresponsibly, are not held accountable for their actions, and are basically allowed to do "whatever" for the sake of "diversity", or "rights", or "entitlement", we'll never fully be able to protect those that still understand and espouse such virtues.
But that's just *MY* opinion...
Do drive safely out there...your life depends on it!