05 May 2015

Tuesday Tidbits...
Welcome to a rather SOGGY day here in the Midwest.
Nothing like those April showers in May to get things off to an auspicious start.
The rest of our Hoosierland weather will see us with rain and clouds most of the day, with temps rising to the mid-seventies.
Might even see (and hear) a thunderstorm (and some "might not be too fond of what follows" - gratuitous Avenger's reference)
That's sure to bring in some humidity, right?
In the meantime, as our flowers (and weeds) keep growing, let's all get our favorite morning beverage beside us, and see what else is going on around us...
*** First out of the umbrella factory is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
May 5 -
(and a damp one here...lol) Sorry Pancho, gonna have to celebrate in the RAIN.
(that called a "sub" for you Midwesterners)
Sure miss those BLIMPIE stores they USED to have here in Ft. Wayne...
THOSE people KNEW how to make a REAL HOAGIE (unlike Subway - bloody posers)
---And, it's OYSTER DAY
happy as a "clam"?
(but NOT on the half-shell for me, thank you...I prefer oyster stew)
(fortunately, I have my very OWN to hug when she comes home)
*** It's also time once again to show you ALL the shots fired and armed robbery calls for last week, that the media sources NEVER tell you about.
APRIL 27 - 
15F049757 00:34:22 113 SHOTS FIRED 6500 ST JOE RD
15F049846 09:43:34 58 SHOOTING 2100 OAKLEY ST
APRIL 28 -
15F050229 01:58:30 113 SHOTS FIRED 2600 PITTSBURG ST
15F050232 02:32:35 113 SHOTS FIRED 1300 STOPHLET ST
15F050238 03:37:46 113 SHOTS FIRED 3700 WASHINGTON BLVD E
15F050630 22:09:50 113 SHOTS FIRED 3100 BROADWAY
15F050632 22:22:05 113 SHOTS FIRED 4200 HOLTON AVE and MCKINNIE AVE
APRIL 29 - 
15F050690 01:38:14 113 SHOTS FIRED 3300 RAYMOND AVE
15F050697 02:04:36 113 SHOTS FIRED 4500 MCMILLEN PARK DR
15F050714 04:04:10 113 SHOTS FIRED 2700 SCHAPER DR
15F051141 22:46:02 113 SHOTS FIRED 1300 HUGH ST
15F051160 23:42:05 113 SHOTS FIRED 4900 WINCHESTER RD
15F051140 22:45:11 53 ARMED ROB 2600 MAPLECREST RD
APRIL 30 -
15F051165 00:04:29 113 SHOTS FIRED 900 BURGESS ST and SHERMAN BLVD
15F051610 23:05:04 113 SHOTS FIRED 1800 BAYVIEW DR
15F051590 22:00:03 53 ARMED ROB 1100 GOSHEN AVE
MAY 1 -
15F052159 23:37:23 113 SHOTS FIRED 4500 SPATZ AVE
15F051785 11:49:35 58 SHOOTING 2200 RANDALLIA DR
15F051952 17:02:10 58 SHOOTING 2300 WEBSTER ST
MAY 2 - 
15F052247 03:55:58 113 SHOTS FIRED 2000 PAULDING RD E abd PLAZA DR
15F052248 03:56:39 113 SHOTS FIRED 3800 LILLIE ST
15F052598 21:42:13 113 SHOTS FIRED 1700 HIGH ST
15F052638 22:43:49 113 SHOTS FIRED 4200 MONROE ST S
MAY 3 - 
15F052702 00:31:53 113 SHOTS FIRED 6300 CHATHAM DR
15F052724 01:05:30 113 SHOTS FIRED 2500 DREXEL AVE and FRUEHAUF DR
15F052725 01:06:17 113 SHOTS FIRED 3600 CLINTON ST N
15F052730 01:15:29 113 SHOTS FIRED 6300 US 33
15F052737 01:24:20 113 SHOTS FIRED 5900 LUNADA DR
15F052801 04:39:35 113 SHOTS FIRED 5200 FOREST AVE
15F052857 10:43:45 113 SHOTS FIRED 1100 LEESBURG RD
15F053137 21:47:08 113 SHOTS FIRED 1100 MCKINNIE AVE and OLIVER ST
Of course, the majority of calls were on the SOUTHEAST side...you were expecting something other than that?
*** Looks like that vacant (former) Scott's market up on N. Anthony Blvd that had the rear wall blown out the other week was indeed another ARSON.
(big surprise there, huh?)
Here's the story link:
Investigators have determined that a fire was deliberately set at the structure and that a propane tank had exploded.
The building had been vandalized before this incident (again, no surprise).
One helluva "BOOM", wasn't it?
Anyone want to say WHY the building was not SECURED in the first place...or WHY those who own it did not check for possible FLAMMABLE materials inside our outside?
Someone's got some serious "splainin" to do...con't they?.
While they;'re at it, they can ALSO check the vacant Scotts along Decatur Rd...just in case.
*** And speaking of SPLAININ, there's this little gem:
Seems the blonde phantom, aka Allen County Prosecutor Karen Richards hasn't just dropped the ball this time - she looks to be playing for the other side.
A murder charge has been TOSSED, because this case doesn't appear to be a "slamdunk" for Richards.
That turns a murderer loose on OUR streets once again.
And this is the perp that boasted that he "wanted a speedy trial - get it over with".
It's sure it's over with NOW...at least for the time being.
Anyone want to just cap his thug ass and call it done?
Ever hear of something called NATURAL JUSTICE?
(those of you who saw the movie The Punisher (2004) know exactly what I'm talking about.
Frank Castle "gets it".
This is a TRAVESTY of the highest order, and now places anyone in the city at risk, especially those in the ghettohood where this cretin was spawned (and whatever good traits he would have had ran down his father's leg).
The above link has other stories that "connect the dots" in this case.
---In a related story is the mom of the shooting victim from Eby Ave (September 2014),  and she is moving OUT of Fort Wayne.
Here's this story:
I don't give a rip how ghetto she may or may not be...she states FACTS, people.
And it just seems SO damn coincidental that the ONE witness (in the vehicle with Benson, the shooter)  who could place Benson at the scene, pulling the trigger, Dreyden Troyer JUST happened to be hit by a damn train shortly before he was to testify.
Anyone EVER hear of something called a DEPOSITION???
WHY wasn't a written statement taken down BEFORE Troyer was "killed" by the train,..which to me, sounds WAY TOO convenient?
It's SO easy, even a caveman could do it.
If a person makes a written (or these days, VIDEO) statement (pre-trial), that becomes admissible in court, but we're not hearing that one was ever taken down by either police or Allen County prosecutor's office...that's really DAMN odd...don'cha think?
I hope someone (perhaps at the state level or higher) decides to open this huge can of worms, because the TRUTH needs to come out...and soon.
Final home for Charles Antwon Benson
Get this animal back OFF the streets...or get someone to place HIS dead ass in a garbage bin near an abandoned house on the SE side...either way works for me.
Moving on...
*** Speaking of trash bins, Frank Gray had a good column about the D/B found in one on Eckart St. this past weekend.
Frank Gray gets it.
Here's the link:
Yes, Frank...it IS a new low for the city, and for a lot of the people infesting the SOUTHEAST side.
It represents a highly disturbing trend, if one can call it that for people of color - lots of abandoned properties, not enough PATROLS, and the seeming inability for the command staff of the FWPD to allow officers to get to really KNOW their areas of coverage.
My post yesterday mentioned Sheila Jackson, who stated that police do NOT patrol the parks or "walk" the streets as she remembers.
THAT by itself doesn't allow police to attune themselves to all the little things that make up the mosaic of a neighborhood or community. At least NOT down here.
We have alleys down there that not even the TRASH truck can go down...overgrown foliage, strewn trash behind houses and along streets. Never hear about all this, though.
Not enough people give a damn...that's ONE part of the problem.
So, it's no wonder we see bodies burned in the trunks of cars, or taken to the woods, dismembered and torched, or tossed into a garbage bin, like an empty beer bottle, or a soiled disposable diaper.
*** Last back to the downspout...it's the PEOPLE who are responsible for what we read about these days...period!
Made up of people, too.
Events do not spontaneously occur...they have HELP, and always in the form of human beings.
People commit murder...people rape, people burglarize, commit arson, molest children, and every other aberrant form of behavior you can imagine.
Life is precious to many...cheap for some, and there lies the problem.
We try to educate people, toss money into programs designed SPECIFICALLY to turn around behaviors we find offensive..and .to what end?
It's not working out as we, a society have envisioned.
Take THAT, you leftists.
Some people WANT to be "stupid"...that's why we have CRIMINALS (and prisons to house them...that we ALSO pay for).
We have created a judicial system that, over time, has all but rewarded the perpetrator, while blaming the "victim".
We have allowed a permissive mindset to take hold, fueled by entitlements and promises of equality, when true equality has been there all along, needing no help at all.
We, as Americans should be on guard and voice OUR opinions whenever we see such injustices take hold, because if we do not, the future will find us all ill-prepared for the outcome of such non-intervention on our part.
There is a crossroads in this nation, and WE, the people are standing at it, whether we know it or not.
And the choices we make, or do not make, will have far-reaching consequences.
Just thought you should know that, because you DESERVE to know that.
Be well, make a difference to someone, and...
Stay SAFE out there, America.

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