22 October 2014

Humpday Happenings...
It's the middle of the week, and that means we're halfway home (to the weekend).
And you'll be seeing a bit more sunshine today, as opposed to the last several days which took on a dreary pall.
The Hooiserland weather will have us with clearing skies, and temps rising into the mid-50s, with a slight breeze.
(hope that breeze blows the right way, so the lawn will be a bit more "self-cleaning" as far as all the leaves go).
Now, let's join one another in getting a warm and soothing cup of our favorite morning beverage and take a look into what's been going on elsewhere...
*** First out of the water closet today is our WHO SAID THAT? quote of the week:
"Technology is a gift of God. After the gift of life, it is perhaps the greatest of God's gifts. It is the mother of civilizations, of arts, and of sciences."
I figured since I was railing on tech of late, this would tend to place it in a more proper perspective.
So, WHO said this? The answer at the top of tomorrow's post.
Meanwhile, back in the physics lab...
*** It's time for our salute to "what the hell happens today, Bob?"
October 22 - 
Today is (hope you're all sitting down)...NATIONAL NUT DAY...!
Now, we can take this in one of SEVERAL ways, can we not?
"Yo, Bob...where's the NUTS?"
Nothing is mentioned as to if it pertains SOLELY to foods such as peanuts, walnuts, acorns, pecans, pistachios, or almonds.
(even though it's "assumed" to be the foods...we HAVE to question everything these days, hmm?)
Yeah, now SHE is NUTS.
It could ALSO mean all the LIBTARDS out there...or  it could mean all the crazy-ass criminals out there, the people who walk down streets talking to themselves, or even mean a part of the MALE anatomy.
TYPOS? Yeaaaaahhhhh, baby!
Lots to choose from, right?
I'll leave it to you to decide which one fits the day best.
I think some of our woodland critters who stop by would have already made up THEIR minds.
Moving on...
*** And, it's time for our week's review of ALL of the SHOTS FIRED calls that NEVER make the news.
SHOTS FIRED CALLS - 10/14 - 10/20
October 14
14F135363 19:47:21 113 SHOTS FIRED 2500 BROADWAY
14F135391 21:04:10 113 SHOTS FIRED 1200 HUESTIS AVE
14F135432 23:30:46 113 SHOTS FIRED 7300 DECATUR RD
October 15
14F135460 00:48:11 113 SHOTS FIRED 2300 SOUTHWAYNE AVE
14F135461 00:50:21 113 SHOTS FIRED 2200 FOX AVE
14F135833 21:41:58 113 SHOTS FIRED 3600 AVONDALE DR
14F135464 00:50:41 58 SHOOTING 500 PIERCE AVE
14F135465 00:53:05 58 SHOOTING 500 PIERCE AVE
October 16
14F136195 19:00:13 113 SHOTS FIRED 1400 THIRD ST
14F136262 21:53:43 113 SHOTS FIRED 1000 PRANGE DR
October 17
14F136298 00:30:48 113 SHOTS FIRED 5100 STONEHEDGE BLVD & ABBEY DR
14F136420 10:50:12 113 SHOTS FIRED 4400 GAYWOOD DR
October 18
14F136792 04:53:05 113 SHOTS FIRED 2600 WINTER ST & PONTIAC ST E
14F136848 10:09:23 113 SHOTS FIRED 300 WHITE FIELD DR & VALLEY VISTA
14F136907 13:54:06 113 SHOTS FIRED 4400 WARSAW ST & CONGRESS AVE
14F136915 14:00:35 113 SHOTS FIRED 4400 WARSAW ST & CONGRESS AVE
14F137084 21:25:48 113 SHOTS FIRED 100 CONCORD LN E
October 19
14F137218 05:06:08 113 SHOTS FIRED 4400 CALHOUN ST S
14F137524 23:44:49 113 SHOTS FIRED 4200 LAFAYETTE ST S & MCKINNIE AVE
14F137525 23:45:39 113 SHOTS FIRED 4600 GAYWOOD DR & CAPITOL AVE
14F137527 23:47:29 113 SHOTS FIRED 4400 ANTHONY WAYNE DR SW
October 20
Once again, the majority of them occur in and around OUR part of the city...but we are getting a nice downtown to distract us from such things, right?
*** Next up, an update about the female DB found in Catholic Cemetery along Lake Ave..
Here's the story link:
One Quinn Joseph Albers, 20, of Fort Wayne has been arrested AND charged with murder of the woman whose body was found in the cemetery Monday.
The cause of death, as well as the woman's ID has not been released.
Albers is being held without bond.
*** And here's a case where police did a "no-no".
Talk about an "OOPS" moment...
It's real simple...there was an ILLEGAL search, and I stress the "illegal" aspect, because the evidence that would back up such a search was not enough to warrant the search.
This stemmed from dog fighting in a yard at a house back in 2012. Police arrived, saw the dogs, separated them with the help of Animal Control. Should be over and done, right?
Well, one dog ran in the house, and rather than just close the door behind the animal (and get a warrant to search the premises), the officer went into the house...and found a pot growing operation.
The person living there was arrested on those charges, but the search that netted the pot was NOT part of the dog-fighting gig...got it?
Had a search WARRANT been forthcoming, there could have been some sort of mention (suspicion) in it for drugs, illegal firearms, and other goodies...but that has to be STATED UP FRONT.
Granted, the officer might have thought the dog was injured and needed aid, or that a person COULD have been dead inside, or injured and could not call for help (an emergency situation where a warrant is not required), but in times like this, you simply CANNOT take anything for granted, no matter how noble your intent.
What you WANT to do, and what you NEED to do can often be VERY far apart.
I feel for the police, but I grudgingly have to side with the Indiana supreme court judge who tossed the pot "evidence".
(maybe NEXT time)
*** Last back to the station house...have you been trying to get the priority game under control?
I've been mentioning this off and on for a while, and I feel it's important to pursue such things in times like these.
We all got em...but are they in the correct order?
Now, I won't make up a checklist for you...each of us has to consider one based on THEIR experiences, lifestyle, situations, and the like.
You are the best person to understand YOU (And yours)...that goes without saying, right?
Plus, you spend MORE time with you than anyone else, so who better to know what needs to be done, and in the most appropriate order to do it?
I know, there are those who can't be bothered, and they are the ones that the rest of us wind up carrying through life (thanks to the government misuse of our tax dollars).
Uh, oh...that can't be good.
I believe as Ben Franklin did...make people UNCOMFORTABLE in their :"poverty" (or whatever situation they chose to chase after) and they will flee from it.
But, when slothfulness becomes more "attractive" than the pursuit of a better life or being a better person, what can you do?
Well, you can keep living by EXAMPLE...and therefore TEACH by example.
And even if only ONE person takes notice and decides to do something positive as a result of how they see you conduct your life...it's a victory.
But the best aspect to this...you get to sleep with a much clearer conscience every night.
(which explains insomnia in way too many people these days)
Be well, make a difference to someone, and...
Stay SAFE out there, America.


John DuMond said...

I think that illegal search was just the product of an overeager cop. Sometimes when the adrenaline gets pumping, the brain shuts off. All aggression, no discretion, as it were. The good news is that weedman still lost his stash, as I'm sure the cops didn't return it to him when the case got tossed.

Bob G. said...

John D.:
I agree that it is WAY too "easy" to get caught up in the moment.
And whenever law-enforcement comes upon a dog fight in a yard, there's a foregone conclusion that OTHER illegal things may be found at the house.

I'm QUITE sure the MJ plants didn't find their way back to their "owner", too.
(can't imagine anyone "caring" for them in evidence storage...lol)

Sure hate to see decent police work wasted for such a slip up in tactics and procedure.

Thanks for rolling up today and commenting.
Do stay safe out there.

CWMartin said...

First, the quote... don't have a guess, but I'll put money down it wasn't Neil DeGrasse Tyson!

Second, Nut day... Is that like California independence day?

Third, priorities... a big part of the last two Sunday Messages (and ensuing comment section chaos). God knows my priorities on MY blog have changed over the years. I've found it more effective to use the Robert E Lee strategy and picking your spots battle plan rather than the Sir John French "Fire all shells and hope for the best" tactic.

Bob G. said...

-- DEFINITELY not..but the name of the person quoted SOUNDS similar...

-- ROFLMAO...Never even THOUGHT of THAT one - KUDOS to your keen insight!

-- We're on the same page here...I wish I had my priorities AS settled about FORTY years ago (as I do now).
Sometimes, it's EASY to choose your plan of "battle", while other times, better to "spray & pray".

Different situations dictate different methodologies...at least I got THAT nailed down well (finally)...lol.

Thanks much for taking the time to drop by to comment.

Stay safe up there, brother.