05 June 2012

Tuesday Tidbits...

Okay, we made it past Monday, and we're not quite to Humpday...yep, gotta be another Tuesday, which if often one of the most boring days of the week (thankfully for us in the ghettohood).
Nice to have something other than chaos around, however fleeting such reverie might be.
And with that as our banner, let's march to the tune of a better beat and get started with the day's "activities", shall we?
*** First up, more on the latest homicide in Ft. Wayne, which actually dates back to a shooting in the parking lot of Glenbrook Mall in December 2006.
Here's the story link:
Now, "IF" (and it could be just a coincidence...AGAIN) this is the SAME "Dawain D. Porter" that showed up on Indiana criminal records, he's got an interesting rap sheet.
There is nothing listed for Dawain DONTAE Porter, though...which kinda begs the question: 'was this another random shooting or a case of mistaken ID?'
======Dawain D. Porter=========
02D04-0512-CM-008768 Porter, Dawain D 12/05/2005
Allen Superior Court 6 CM - Criminal Misdemeanor
02D04-0604-CM-002380 Porter, Dawain D 04/06/2006
Allen Superior Court 4 CM - Criminal Misdemeanor
02D04-0607-CM-005046 Porter, Dawain D 07/24/2006
Allen Superior Court 4 CM - Criminal Misdemeanor
02D04-0611-CM-007273 Porter, Dawain D 11/02/2006
Allen Superior Court 4 CM - Criminal Misdemeanor
02D04-0704-CM-002234 Porter, Dawain D 04/16/2007
Allen Superior Court 6 CM - Criminal Misdemeanor
02D04-0711-MC-002277 Porter, Dawain D 11/02/2007
Allen Superior Court 4 MC - Miscellaneous Criminal
02D04-0711-FD-000939 Porter, Dawain D 11/07/2007
Allen Superior Court 5 FD - Class D Felony
02D04-0904-MC-000771 Porter, Dawain D 04/15/2009
Allen Superior Court 4 MC - Miscellaneous Criminal
02D04-0904-CM-002334 Porter, Dawain D 04/20/2009
Allen Superior Court 5 CM - Criminal Misdemeanor
02H01-1007-IF-08392 I4163888 PORTER, DAWAIN D 07/13/2010
New Haven City Court IF - Infraction
Decided 9-19-10-2/IFD: Failure of Occupant to Use Safety Belt
02D06-1108-IF-013563 658861
658861 PORTER, DAWAIN D 08/30/2011
Allen Superior Court 6 IF - Infraction
Decided 9-24-19-1/IFA: Driving While Suspended
9-19-10-2/IFD: Failure of Occupant to Use Safety Belt
02D06-1111-FC-000347 PORTER, DAWAIN D 11/04/2011
Allen Superior Court 6 FC - Class C Felony
Pending 35-47-2-1/FC: Carrying Handgun w/o License-Prior/Prior Felony w/in 15 Yrs/School Prop, School Bus
35-44-3-3(a)(1)/MA: Resisting Law Enforcement
I mean...HOW many DAWAIN D. PORTERS can there BE in a city this size, hmm?
(at least TWO...that we KNOW of, so far...)
Makes 'ya wonder, doesn't it?
-- And what exactly is the status of the FRISBY shooting...is THAT a homicide as well?
Still nothing from the coroner's office...amazing!
I maintain we are at EIGHTEEN HOMICIDES...and counting (until proven otherwise).
Moving on...
*** Is this a case of favoritism or not?
Here's the story link:
This has to deal with Allen County councilman Paul Moss (R-at large) being pulled over for a DUI investigation.
But, Moss refused a breathalyzer test, and didn't appear to be drunk.
The officer did smell alcohol in the vehicle, which had several teens in it (Moss was picking up his daughter and her friends).
When you read the article and analyze the situation, it could have gone either way; Moss could have gotten a ride "downtown" or be released to be driven home by someone else.
To me, if I know I'm not drunk, I'd take the damn sobriety test, blow under the limit, and be on my way, without having to resort to calling the Allen County Sheriff to "vouch" for me...but I'm kinda weird that way. I stand on my own character.
I think the J-G wants to try and dredge up some form of favoritism being shown to Moss by the ACSD (and that would be typical left-wing tactics).
If this simple stop becomes an exercise in officer discretion alone, then no impropriety was committed and no favoritism shown.
But, that's just my 2 cents on the matter.
*** Got ourselves a brand spanking "new" bridge in Ft. Wayne.
And here's the story:
The Martin Luther King, Jr. bridge on Clinton St. is officially OPEN, and it even lights up at night...!
The bridge has 25 plaques containing quotes from Dr. King, sculptural etchings, and the aforementioned lighting which can display MILLIONS of shades of color.
Okay, so it's NOT the Benjamin Franklin in Philly, or the Brooklyn Bridge in NYC, and certainly not the Golden Gate in Frisco...but it IS ours, and it's dedicated to a remarkable man...and it's kinda cool to look at. Job well done.
Now, if we could ONLY bridge the gaps between the people in this city, especially on the...(...all together, gang...)...SOUTHEAST SIDE, and get people off the government teat, and back into productive living with a sense of pride for their accomplishments...THAT would be a true testament to Dr. King.
*** Lastly today, we can do some pretty interesting things....AND some pretty stupid things.
(hopefully never at the same time...lol)
Human nature is like that, but it is dependant upon the level and depth of education we decide to immerse ourselves in, and that doesn't have to apply to formal "book-learning".
Every day is a study in education, if we take the time to figure that one out.
My late father used to say that:
"The day you stop learning, is the day they put you in the ground, Son."
Truer words were never spoken.
We have the ability to learn something every day, no matter how small or insignificant is might appear.
And, if you stop to think about it, all those little things we learn every day DO have a cumulative effect, if we're doing our "homework".
I've always gravitated to learning...blame my parents for that...it's the whole "curiosity" gig with me...
If a day passes and I don't pick something up that I didn't know before (or might have forgotten over time), the day seems a bit lacking.
I have many of YOU to thank for that with YOUR blogs.
I think every day should be like that with all of us. Learn...SOMETHING.
There are two major ways to learn, as I have come to know the process.
1) You read, and use ALL your senses to pay attention to things around you.
2) (and this is a big one)...ASK QUESTIONS.
You do either of those (or both) and you simply cannot go wrong.
If such easy and basic things were pursued by a lot more people, they might get to figuring out this world a lot better, and perhaps we'd ALL learn to become better individuals and nations in the process...
(whatta concept, eh?)
Hell, it does have the novelty of never having been tried to date, and couldn't hurt, right?
Be well, make a difference to someone, and...
Stay SAFE out there, America.


Diane said...

I'd say Dawain is 'down the drain'. Only one of his "offenses" I'd say really cheeses me - the seatbelt law. Remember when they were started, it was said "we'll not pull you over merely for a seatbelt infraction". Guess what! Now NJ you have to have your pooch/cat/bird/goldfish tethered to a seat belt, or crated, there's a $250 to $1k fine plus 6 months stay in a fine jail eating balogna sandwiches. I must admit I used to drive with Stinky on my lap - but that was to keep him from going under the pedals as he roamed the car. He was our leash-trained cat. He actually enjoyed going on walks (and not for a drag).

I like the bridge! rather neat. Hm. Clinton street. Do they have the Blue Dress Diner there? *grin*

I found this gem earlier today by Ayn Rand's Lexicon:

One must never fail to pronounce moral judgment.

Nothing can corrupt and disintegrate a culture or a man’s character as thoroughly as does the precept of moral agnosticism, the idea that one must never pass moral judgment on others, that one must be morally tolerant of anything, that the good consists of never distinguishing good from evil.

Keep standing for the good, and pointing out the evil.

Bob G. said...

I'm not sure if this is the SAME "Dawain"...(who names these people?)..but I DID see the spot on THE FIVE about the STUPID pooch/car window law...whatta JOKE!
(only in "Joisey")

I've NEVER see a dog loose it's head or get injured while hanging it out the car window...BUT, I DID see a kid fall out of a pickup once...for NOT wearing a seatbelt and messing with the door handle.

Our new bridge IS cool, but the Ft. Waybe URBAN LEAGUE (of VERY ORDINARY "gentlemen") wants to ALSO rename CLINTON St (wasn't named after BILL anyway...thank God) to MARTIN LUTHER KING BLVD...that's a bit much, and I'm working on a Thursday post regarding that topic...you'll get a kick out of it.

That Ayn Rand take on "Moral Agnosticism" is really GOOD...seriously!

That's EXACTLY what America is suffering from...and it's evidenced as early as childhood from where I'm sitting.
Wifey sees the results in the classroom behavior (she's got enough stuff to fill SEVERAL posts), and it's THAT mindset that paves the way for the entitlement mentality that follows.

The good can sometimes be hard to take, because it points out much that we'd rather dismiss.
And the bad can often be found as close as our mirror.

Maybe that's why I am always working to be better than yesterday, and even if it's hard at times, the CHALLENGE of the attempt is always well worth the effort.

Hey, thanks so much for taking time to strop on by today.

You stay safe down there.