The forecast for the Hoosierland will be WET...followed by some more wet and later on, a little bit of wet, after the storm front moves on into the area.
Temps will rise into the mid-70s with plenty of cloud cover and a light breeze.
So, in today's post, you might find some food, some kids and some gun-play...yes friends, another day in Fort Wayne.
Now, go grab that cup of coffee, tea, or whatever tickles your fancy and let's get started...
*** First out of the melee today are some more shootings on the city's (where the hell else?)...SOUTHEAST SIDE.
Here's the Journal-Gazette story link:
And, here is the News-Sentinel link:
Now, don't expect any real information to be coming from this story at this time, as police are basically (once again) in investigative mode.
These shootings happened yesterday around 1225 hrs. yesterday at a house located at 815 Colerick St (near John St.) when police were called about shootings in the area.
newspaper story has better coverage than the TV stations (so far), and describes the reactions by people living near the scene, which left THREE teens wounded, a fourth at-large,and NO motives, NO suspects, and NO weapons to be found.
(Are you detecting a repetitive TREND with these stories as well?)
RIGHT near the Weisser Park Elementary School, which had teachers on site for workshops (as I mentioned yesterday), and that facility went into lockdown for a brief time.
One of the shooting victims was found by police with a wound to "a lower extremity" (take your pick). Two more teens were found behind the youth center near there, also suffering wounds.
Alerted neighbors were the ones who called into dispatch with a 911 emergency after hearing several shots.
K-9 unit was brought in to investigate, but apparently police are not saying anything further about that.
The neighbors there had called police before (no surprise there...that's what concerned people do...like ME).
What is interesting to note is that one of the boys was wearing a backpack and was seen handing it off to another...and the last day of school was FRIDAY, so you make the call there as to WHAT was in that backpack.
|Uh, can I buy a clue?|
What is even MORE interesting is that our new black police chief, Garry Hamilton has been M.I.A. over this...not one media source has seen to contact him, and ask HIS assessment of the situation.
If I were him, I'd take the initiative, and be calling a presser (with members of the Urban League and local NAACP, as well as church leaders in the black community) to tell the public to notify police about such similar behavior and tell his officers to stop ANY teens with backpacks in the area of the shootings, as well as surrounding areas.
That's what they should do since school is now out.
If the kids are CLEAN, they will be allowed to go on their way, with no problem at all.
If they're muling drugs or other contraband, well...then we DO have a problem and it WILL be addressed.
HAVE to get ahead of this issue...and stay ahead, unless you want more such events to transpire...which they most certainly will.
It's called being PROACTIVE, and guess what?
THAT tactic is still effective...AND color-blind.
*** Speaking of kids with too much time on their primate hands...we have this little story that will not make the papers.
There are these two Latino-white girls that live in the house with the Hispanic, tattooed Dad and white mom that are old enough now to "roam" beyond the confines of their own backyard...(never a good thing down here), and they have gotten together with another (black) girl in the area.
Now, while in times past, that might seem as innocent as a newborn babe, but such is rarely the case these days.
|Excuse me...that's not YOUR house.|
|One girl found an old paint can...|
|Not a :"broken window" perhaps - just a broken garage door.|
If I happen to see anyone who is working on this house, I will tell them about what I saw.
But these girls were not finished...the black girl proceeded to snoop in mailboxes, and when she got to mine, I happened to be at the door and yelled out "Get your ass away from there...that's not YOUR mailbox".
She sheepishly and slowly walked away, glaring at me (as they often do), to which I then said "Don't you look at me that way...I WILL call the police. Better yet, let me take a picture of you to SHOW the police" (bringing my camera up).
|I'm not AS "candid" as the late Allen Funt was.|
Don't mess with people you don't know, don't touch things that don't belong to you, ,and NEVER screw with me...(you won't win).
We shall see how bad her short-term memory problem is (when she tries something else).
WTF is it with youth today that have NO respect for people, property or anything else?
If I told my parents that some old guy yelled at me, they'd ask me "What did YOU do to cause that?", and if I said "nothing", they'd answer with "Bullshit, no one yells at kids for no reason...what did YOU do?".
|And SOME "conditions" you NEVER outgrow.|
You LEARN from such misadventures...really.
What is passing for parents today...not a peep from them (unless they can find a way to sue you).
That's just pathetic...and it also speaks VOLUMES as to why kids become the problems they are to the rest of us.
*** More about this FREE FOOD handout by FWCS...
Here's the story link:
: "FWCS' lower grades to receive free meals"
Why not try this instead:
"FWCS lowers STANDARDS to include the lazy"
They "say" they have the funds to pull this increased free food giveaway to students, but let's be REAL here...
The FWCS money comes from the FEDS...and the FEDS get THEIR money from the pockets of taxpaying working-class folk.
So, the TAXPAYERS are buying this white elephant...in some cases TWICE.
GIVING stuff away, people WILL flock to it (demanding more over time), especially when you don't attach any "strings".
People who shouldn't even BE on such programs will sign up, but not now, they don't even have to do THAT.
Hell, if that's the case, just ship in some folding beds and give all the kids "3 hots and a cot"...just like in prison, which is probably where a lot of them will wind up.
Maybe they can even get a government grant for some orange jumpsuits and flip flops?
*** And if OUR kids weren't causing enough problems, what about ALL the kids getting into our country ILLEGALLY.
Yes friends, the "surge" is on...they are coming here in droves, and neither the Border Patrol or border facilities can keep up with such an influx.
Here's the story link:
|Yo quero "free stuff"?|
The worst part is that many of these kids are being loaded onto buses and taken to Tucson or Phoenix and turned back ON the streets in those cities...
NEXT year ...predicted.
(just so they can be with "family"?)
Many are using the "drug cartel violence" as the meme, but those cartels didn't JUST suddenly appear in Central America...they've been around for 30+ years, so what's up with this NOW?
FWCS?) and housing...a perfect storm to secure a "democrat" voter base...all somewhat "pre-arrainged", it would seem.
We can't handle the illegals we have already, so what makes anyone think we can handle tens of thousands MORE?
*** Last back to the carnage today...we have got to become watchers...observers not just of human nature, but of what goes on all around us.
There is this (hackneyed) saying that went "Take time to stop and smell the roses"...and some could say that's a diversionary tactic, designed to keep our EYES away from what takes place while we're at the rosebush.
SMELL the roses...not take root alongside and STARE at them.
I would take that to mean that roses smell a helluva lot better than most of the sewage that passes for everyday life and it's human flotsam, and that's not being cynical...it's being a realist.
We do have serious problems in this nation, and if we are not careful they will overwhelm us all.
|Don't let it become an "oops" moment.|
Don't shun the problems by looking PAST them, but rather stare them all right in the face (this is okay to do)...face them head on, and do what needs to be done, if it be by the pen, the keystroke, or spoken word.
For, if you do nothing, that is ALL you will wind up with in the end.
And we are ALL better than that, right?
Stay SAFE out there, America.