|They're BRILLIANT in the FOG.|
The LESS I see of them, the BETTER.
|Looks like the paper carrier|
Schools are delayed for 2 hours so we can SEE the fog when it gets light outside...LOL.
Highs today will reach into the lower FIFTIES, so you know the "locals" will be spreading their particular brand of "joy" throughout the area. Some have already started and we'll be talking about that and other stuff in a minute.
So get your morning drink at hand and together we'll see what's been going on...
*** First out of the crime scene is our WHO SAID THAT? quote of the week:
"Punishment is not for revenge, but to lessen crime and reform the criminal."
Seems we've overly-redefined what is meant as "punishment" these days, but still, the quote DOES have merit and is quite true.
So, who said that anyway? The answer at the top of tomorrow's post.
Meanwhile, back at Newgate Prison...
*** It's also time for our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
March 11 -
---Today is NATIONAL JOHNNY APPLESEED DAY...
It's also listed for the 26th of September for THIS year...guess Johnny gets TWO days then...
---And it's WORSHIP OF TOOLS DAY...
*** Next up, it looks like HOMICIDE NUMBER THREE for the year in Fort Wayne...
|I'm calling this before the coroner.|
Here's the story link (photos from Michael MacLeod studios):
|"Who's got the donut run today, Sarge?"|
This happened on the slightly SOUTHWEST SIDE (across Calhoun St.).
This all took place around 1545 hrs yesterday afternoon (not long after school buses rolled through) when police responded to people hearing "shots fired" in their neighborhood.
|A neighborhood just like ours...now.|
Police K-9 units were unable to get a track from the immediate area.
Naturally, details are few and slow in coming...typical of late.
((***Update from WPTA - The victim was Marcus Quinn Bibbs, 21 of Fort Wayne. Bibbs had previously been left critically injured in two separate shooting incidents.
One shooting occurred at Eden Green Apartments in July 2012 when Bibbs was 18,
and the other occurred in April of 2013 on S. Hanna St. when Bibbs was 19.))
YOUR definition of the word QUIET.
Let's say it's like OUR neighborhood USED to be...about TEN years ago, before WE started having all the mooks, moolies, and indigent nomadic trash move into our area. And, like I have said for a while, the crime WE have on the SE is on the move...WEST and NORTH.
One person interviewed by a reporter was named Trivodka Lundy (read the article...I kid you not!)
With a name like THAT, I'd bet good money she's gotta be black.
|You tell me...|
Call it another "broken window" in a growing building.
|You can hear the glass shattering.|
But, I'll just sit back, and watch another part of Fort Wayne start it's inexorable journey down the crapper.
Talk about deja-vu...all over again.
*** Speaking of DEJA-VU, the last "major drug bust" in Fort Wayne took place late last yea, if you recall.
|Another soo SOON? Fort Wayne is sure popular.|
Now, it would appear we have ANOTHER MAJOR DRUG BUST in the Summit City.
And here's the lowdown on the showdown:
Imagine that...MORE drugs coming through our porous border from...(you guessed it)...MEXICO to wind up HERE for distribution elsewhere.
Who would have guessed, besides me...and all of you, hmm?
Thank the FEDS for this one (too).
FWPD chief, "smiling" Garry Hamilton gets another feather in his cap...for doing WHAT, exactly? Looking good in a damn empty suit?
Have to hand it to this U.S. Attorney, David Capp...been doing some GOOD police work with other agencies.
Sure beats what OUR local prosecutor does, and thankfully, the "blonde phantom" won't be saddled with having to try these perps...it's a FEDERAL OFFENSE, and that means they get the "Full Monty"...LOL
I know the feds (or any other agency) didn't bust anyone in OUR area, because I have not seen a single vehicle or officer, so that means nothing changes where we live (sighs)..oh, well...
|Leader of the "band"|
This time around, the task force netted more than 100 kilograms of coke (220 lbs) and at $30K a "key", that's some serious moolah.
The feds also nabbed about $5.9 MILLION bucks in cash, over twenty firearms and numerous vehicles.
Good news is that the the majority of the "proceeds" from the raids will be donated to law-enforcement for subsequent purchase of equipment and training.
God, I love a happy ending...don't you?
Now, about the drug/party houses in MY part of town...
*** Last back to the morgue... always great to see law-enforcement being able to do something that MATTERS.
|THESE words mean something...|
Law-enforcement has taken the sh*t end of the stick lately like in Ferguson...and, have been exonerated, but let ANY officer have to confront ANY person of ethnicity these days, and it becomes a "game of chance"...like does the officer HESITATE because of all the fallout from media sources (THAT can be fatal), or does he/she follow procedure and training and do what is expected?
To me, it's all too clear...if you HAVE to "err", then err on the side of CAUTION.
(better to be judged by 12 than carried by 6)
That shield says you have chosen to take on a responsibility...an oath to protect those under your care...and to serve them by your dedication to justice...can't get any simpler than that.
But, like in any combat or "free-fire" zone, there comes this little burr under the saddle of law-enforcement...
It's called POLITICS.
|Yep, that's politics, all right.|
If it's you against the bad guys, then YOU play (read fight) to WIN, because that's exactly what the other guy is doing.
Yep, THEY want to win, too...funny how that works.
But you, being the good guy have to stay in the fight...tough it out, and always fight to WIN.
It seems so elementary in nature - reducing a conflict to a win-lose situation, but that's what life is often all about.
And yes, there are those that have to LOSE...
Politics has NO place in battle, whether it's in another country or on a city street.
You do what you're trained to do...uphold the law.
And as a citizen, it becomes your job to keep your nose clean and stay the hell out of trouble.
Everyone has a task to perform in this regard, and that is what makes a community.
That's just my 2 cents on this matter.
Stay SAFE out there, America.