(yes, they actually WAIT for me every morning to dump the birdseed outside), and we're ready to set off and take our journey around the crotch of Fort Wayne, commonly known as the Southeast side.
So, let's get cracking, and take this show on the road.
*** First up, the update to yesterday's story about the 21st HOMICIDE in the city (which really happened on the SW side...where I said crime was spreading for the last couple YEARS).
Here's the link:
|Packard and Wayne Sts.|
|Yes, THIS is an AIRSOFT pistol.|
The shooter's wound to the foot was self-inflcited (accidently), and I said just that to Wifey before this part of the story broke...right again.
The shooter has not been charged as the prosecutor's office is still deciding if the shooting was in SELF-DEFENSE.
We had a former neighbor named Al Hapner (ex-Marine) who lived at the corner house across the side street, and whenever HE sat out in his beach chair, he ALSO had a gun with him - a snubby .38 revolver under HIS seat...he showed it to me, and this was way back in the late 1990s!
So, I suppose HE was ahead of the curve with the manner in which OUR neighborhood devolved into a ghettohood.
Maybe your "baby" shouldn't have picked on someone he didn't know...and then try to rob him with a damn airsoft pistol.
See, that's the thing...when I was growing up, we always kept "strangers" at arm's length, because we were TOLD to do so.
Trying to ROB them, let alone talk to them or get into a vehicle with them was simply NOT on our childhood or teenage agenda.
|Try screwing with THEM!|
You want to get to know me?
Then you're going to have to demonstrate your ability to allay any and all concerns I might have regarding who YOU are...FIRST.
Around here, just trust your GUT more than you trust those living around you, and that's a FACT.
*** An early morning robbery on the (where else?) SOUTHEAST side nets cash AND "free" smokes!
Here's the story link:
No, the picture is not typical of a "donut-run" by law-enforcement...not around here, anyway. Maybe in Philly...lol.
|I prefer powdered JELLY.|
After a search of surrounding areas, police found a man matching the description of one of the robbers near the Southtown mobile home Park on Decatur Rd, about two tenths of a mile from the robbery scene. Although not charged, detectives did detain him for questioning (good idea).
I'd wager the perps live at the government-sponsored housing nearby.
*** THIS story caught my eye, simply because it makes TOO DAMN MUCH SENSE.
Did you know that CRIME CAN STUNT ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT?
Here's the link:
ME being...well, RIGHT again.
Those following this blog have read that I've seen first-hand how CRIME can (and will) affect any and all BUSINESS down here on the SE side.
And, I've also mentioned that the LACK of amenities can be DIRECTLY attributed TO such crime...crime that not only takes lives, but sucks the life blood out of businesses around here.
We already lost a whole damn MALL because of crime, and adding in other smaller businesses that closed in addition to the stores Southtown Mall once had, we're WELL over 150 businesses GONE...never to return anywhere down here.