...And it's a wonderfully "brisk" day to do something...somewhere (else).
We've still got enough WINTER to go around with a breezily cold morning staring at us in the Midwest.
Don't expect temps to get above freezing, but DO expect to see the sun coming up (for a change).
*** But first, Let's take a brief travelogue...
CLOSES THE BANKS on you...and they have YOUR money.
Yeah, all that Russian Mafia money that travels through there is stuck...and the Russkies aren't pleased over this.
So, they want to "help":
And the UK stock market takes a triple-digit PLUNGE as a result...better keep tabs on OUR stock exchange numbers...those record highs are due for a drop...like riding the Loch Ness Monster in Williamsburg, VA...lots of ups and downs, folks.
*** Now, more about this crime on the SE side of Ft. Wayne...
We call that GOOD policing (back in Philly)...or at least we USED to.
|At least it's NOT a mug shot!|
And the article was a decent read, because it told the TRUTH.
Not to mention, this goes back over 8 years ago.
Suffice it to say, some things HAVE changed...it's gotten WORSE down here.
Whenever the FWPD does good policing, they are always called on the carpet by the NAACP or some "community leader" stating abuse of power or authority.
Nothing could be further from the truth.
And I want to cite a story from NYC regarding the "stop and frisk" gig they've been doing, and the "profiling" aspect to this.
The ONE thing you should take from this story is this (and I quote):
"New York Police Department lawyers countered that officers must go where the crime is – and the crime is overwhelmingly in minority neighborhoods."
THAT is the SAME problem encountered in Fort Wayne's SOUTH side...it's FACT.
Complaints were that it would (again) UNFAIRLY target minorities...
Well, kids...WHO THE HELL is causing the MAJORITY of the crime in the city, hmm?
(unlike these community "leaders") do not lie and are not in denial.
There is this duplicity at work here...on the one hand, the minority communities want the violence to STOP, while on the other hand, they feel the police are specifically targeting THEM...
You either FIGHT crime (and the people perpetrating it), OR you back the f$ck off, and let them all kill one another (and hopefully NOT a lot of innocents along the way)...not much of a choice here, is there?
Funny thing, there are times on the police radio that you hear an officer speaking about a "certain" part of the SE side...and how another officer said "...If you don't HAVE to go there...DON'T!".
Sounds JUST like what we used to call the BADLANDS back in Philadelphia...parts of NORTH PHILLY that even the police would shy from, unless they had a much GREATER NUMBER of officers responding.
We've already seen in some inner cities where even the FIRE DEPARTMENT responders are shot at...and it's ALL in the MINORITY communities.
Like I say, there IS a problem, and it's a PEOPLE-DRIVEN one.
Now, do these ethnic community leaders actually decide to DO something to address the PEOPLE involved...or do they continue to dance around the REAL problem with solutions that never actually FACE the problem to begin with?
Time will tell...as it always does.
*** Lastly, today, a good article by Frank Gray in the Journal-Gazette regarding the LACK of .22 ammo in Ft. Wayne (and pretty much everywhere else).
|Gimme back my bullets!|
CITY, and shooting was something done when you visited a relative out "in the sticks".
Still, you have to wonder WHY the run on .22 plinking ammo?
The story spells it out nicely:
Easy enough to convert an AR (.223 caliber) to accept standard .22 ammo for target shooting, and that would explain a lot.
But, I think there's a larger issue here...
You have to agree when the government buys up a couple MILLION ROUNDS of ammo (mostly .40 S&W and 9MM, as well as other calibers), for the Department of Homeland Security...something stinks like 3 day old fish in the sun.
And here I thought that HOMELAND SECURITY represented YOU and I...and every other citizen of the USA who would willingly defend what this nation stands for.
SAFE out there, America.