19 May 2015

Tuesday Tidbits...
Not a single thing wrong with the manner in which THIS day is starting out (until someone comes along and f*cks it up...lol)...got us a very nice sunrise, even if it is a bit on the cooler side (that means COMFORTABLE to me, folks) out there.
The rest of our Hooiserland weather has us enjoying a wonderfully moderate high somewhere into the upper FIFTIES.
Like I said...comfortable.
No rain to speak of, some passing on by and mild breezes top off a very nice Spring day here in the Midwest. So, let's get a nice refreshing cup or glass of our favorite morning drink and see what has been going on elsewhere...
*** First out of the garden is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
May 19 -
---Today is BOY'S CLUB DAY..
The only thing we have going on.
Now you KNOW, that some leftists will claim this a bit SEXIST, but that's why we also have GIRLS' CLUBS, too.
This need to be "inclusive" when it doesn't warrant it is part of our societal problems these days.
Whatever happened to the whole "separate but equal" phrase we USED to hear?
We all but FORCED integration and what happens in our cities?
The people who WANTED to be integrated started to SEGREGATE themselves all over again...imagine that. But, that's another story for another day...
Moving on...
*** It's also time for our SHOTS FIRED (and armed robbery calls) that went down last week and the media didn't want you to know about it:
MAY 11 - 
15F057040 23:39:03 113 SHOTS FIRED 2700 MANFORD ST
15F056887 17:13:21 53 ARMED ROB 6400 BLUFFTON RD
MAY 12 - 
15F057084 03:50:14 113 SHOTS FIRED 1000 BUCKINGHAM DR
15F057384 18:07:19 113 SHOTS FIRED 900 MADISON ST
15F057476 22:10:06 113 SHOTS FIRED 2500 EUCLID AVE
15F057492 23:09:35 113 SHOTS FIRED 700 KINSMOOR AVE
((NO armed robberies)
MAY 13 - 
15F057906 21:39:03 113 SHOTS FIRED 2500 EASTBROOK DR
((NO armed robberies)
MAY 14- 
15F058179 14:39:59 113 SHOTS FIRED 4300 SMITH ST
15F058250 17:06:58 113 SHOTS FIRED 3100 TILLMAN RD E & HESSEN CASSEL
((NO armed robberies))
MAY 15 -
15F058970 20:42:04 113 SHOTS FIRED 3400 ROSEWOOD DR
15F059015 21:52:27 53 ARMED ROB 4200 ANTHONY BLVD S
15F059042 22:42:19 53 ARMED ROB 7500 COLDWATER RD
MAY 16 - 
15F059150 02:02:16 113 SHOTS FIRED 1300 GREENE ST
15F059204 05:48:40 113 SHOTS FIRED 1100 TENNESSEE AVE
15F059603 20:52:13 113 SHOTS FIRED 3300 RAYMOND AVE
15F059660 22:43:48 113 SHOTS FIRED 4100 VICTORIA DR
((NO armed robberies))
MAY 17 -  
15F059705 00:04:11 113 SHOTS FIRED 4500 AVONDALE DR
15F059713 00:12:06 113 SHOTS FIRED 4400 LAFAYETTE ST S & CONGRESS AVE
15F059796 03:07:00 113 SHOTS FIRED 1500 TAYLOR ST
15F060275 22:52:54 113 SHOTS FIRED 800 ARCHER AVE
15F059766 01:45:06 53 ARMED ROB 200 PONTIAC ST W
15F060294 23:44:03 53 ARMED ROB 1200 NUTTMAN AVE
Seem to be an "off" week...guess these mooks are still enjoying the EBT cards.
Wouldn't surprise me if we see a RISE next week...when the cards money gets a might low.
*** And speaking of armed robberies...we had TWO in the last few days, but only ONE seemed to garner attention from the drive-bys.
Here's the story link:
If you recall, right after the second robbery took place, I mentioned (here) that the M.O. seemed to match
Nice to see that Fort Wayne Crime-stoppers thinks the way I do...
--In a related story, the LATEST Family Dollar robbery took plce yesterday miorning around 0600 hrs.
Here's that story:
Nice to see a "helpful" robber...
(count the Newports).
Since this year, there has been this twosome of black males robbing dollar stores.
I would have to say that they are ALSO responsible for hitting various convenience stores/gas stations around the city, like the Marathon Station on Coldwater Rd this past Friday night.
Naturally, the police want your help.
*** Next up, remember all the fallout from the road repairs going on along Lower Huntinton Rd over the last MONTH or so?
Well, Frank Gray had a story about a business owner that has been hit with hard times from this ongoing repair. Here's the story:
Imagine that...the CITY dragging it's anchor with THIS repair.
On the other hand, there was a water main break up on Coldwater Rd yesterday has ALREADY been fixed.
Here's that story:
Now, granted, this was MORE of an emergency, but it shows how FAST the city CAN operate when prodded.
What I fail to understand, is WHY the city chose to dig up the WHOLE stretch of Lower Huntington, when all that was needed was a NEW SURFACE...and not some foot deep trench carved along that piece of road.  Could have spread some tar, steam-roller it and be done in less than a week,
It's due to be completed sometime in JUNE.
Meanwhile, businesses continue to suffer...like Jerry's marathon, and Penguin Point.
Guess this is the "new tactic" for the SOUTH side - make things SO bad that people close up shop and leave.
I dunno...worked damn well on the south-EAST side...seen it too many times over the years.
Well, as for me and the Missus, we WILL get food from Penguin Point, and between you and me, Jerry's has some GREAT donuts.
*** Next up, Obama grabs a pen, signs ANOTHER executive order, and screws this nation's police once AGAIN.
(Oughta cut that hand the hell off! - please pardon my "French")
Here's the lowdown both nationally AND locally:
Shame to lose it - gets good mileage
Okay, so now that surplus gear will have LIMITS...so much for saving a few bucks...and saving lives, hmm?
Many department like the fact that they got a deal on some mil-spec hardware...like HELMETS.
Around here, the FWPD stopped the fed program and instead, opted to BUY new gear from private suppliers.
Technically, it IS "street-legal".
But we STILL have that surplus Commando V-150 rolling around, like yesterday's SWAT situation with an armed and suicidal man.
Here's that story:
To me, it comes down to one simple aspect of policing.- INTIMIDATION.
And there is a REASON for that in CERTAIN situations.
(notice the word "certain" and not ALL)
When you HAVE to "reach out" to someone...
In a riot scenario, you WANT the police to be on their "A" game, because the crowds are usually belligerent, and want to intimidate anyone and everyone. The best RESPONSE to that is GREATER intimidation...on behalf of the police charged with getting such a situation UNDER CONTROL, and ASAP. To do less invites the type of carnage seen in Ferguson and Baltimore.
Tampa, FL seems to need one...
There is no such thing as a "hands-off" approach to rioting crowds, unless you PREFER to see whole city blocks vandalized and burned to the ground.
To me, having the BEST-equipped police in our cities, towns, and states is, and should always be job-one.
And ALL THIS is just around your WAIST!
You never give the bad guys room to thrive...you get them off the streets...period.
If they can walk away...fine. If you have to carry 'em...fine. And if the coroner is called...fine.
But the use of such force is NEVER the start to such things...it is the END, the ANSWER to lawlessness...never forget that.
*** Last back to the garage...we shouldn't HAVE to have laws, and certainly never AS MANY as we currently do, but there IS a reason for them.
We have laws for the LAWLESS among us...it's that simple.
Law-abiding people don;t break the law, and if we didn't have laws, they would police themselves just fine enough.
If you look back at the history of law-enforcement, every step taken to protect the public has been done with much thought.
And when you have bad guys around...you need some good guys to balance the scales of justice.
It's when someone places their "thumb on the scale" that we have problems...like taking gear from police...it's the beginning of a nasty "trend" I can see coming - the emasculation OF our local police departments for the creation of a NATIONAL police force.
I've spoken about that, and how "well" that worked out in 1930s Germany (it didn't).
Police ARE being targeted by the bad guys, because THEY know the cops might start second-guessing themselves while on the job.
This gives the bad guys a slight upper hand here...they have the edge in the CONTROL column...for the moment.
It's time to stop allowing people to "egg on" the LEOs out there,because that is causing more furor that's not needed.
What IS needed is law-ENFORCEMENT...protection of the average citizen, and heavy hand on the neck of those who would harm or take from those following the letters of our laws.
Be well, make a difference to someone, and...
Stay SAFE out there, America.


CWMartin said...

Bob, I have tried to form a coherent comment here, and I'm blanking.... I think it's just too serious and my snark button is stuck on. I would like to know Obama's rationale for the latest exec order. Is this just to prove to the black community he's anti-cop?

I woke up to my alarm (set to NPR so I get up fast) and heard a BBC babe saying, "Why are American police shooting so many unarmed black men?" Leftist propaganda no at even your somewhat legitimate news sources. God, how I wish someone would come along and say, "Damn it, I'm here to broadcast REAL news!"

Bob G. said...

That's gotta be it PRECISELY...
His "rationale" us to establish a NATIONAL police force...smells like FASCISM to me.

I didn't mean for this to be THAT serious, but there is no other way around it.
(and I'm ONLY serious when I HAVE to be)
The percentage of "unarmed black men" shot by law-enforcement is under ONE PERCENT. Hell, whites are shot about EIGHT times more...wonder why THAT is, and why aren't we all burning down OUR neighborhoods?
--Maybe we know the difference between INNOCENT and GUILTY?
--Maybe we RESPECT police?
--Maybe more of US are obeying the law?
--All of the above?

Yep, the left's propaganda is WAY too obvious these days.

We need a real HOWARD BEALE these days (or a John Galt)

Hey, thanks for stopping by and commenting today.
Stay safe up there, brother.