I will grant you that the START to today looks deceiving with that sunrise (which has gone away in favor of a brief thundershower...you just cannot win here).
The rest of our Hoosierland weather will have temps reaching into the UPPER 80s today (here come summer), some breezes here and there, and then by some time tonight, the rain returns, with showers and storms throughout the night into tomorrow.
And, if you noticed that the sun had a rather ORANGE pall to it (as it did yesterday morning), BLAME CANADA (sounds like a song from South Park) and the wildfires they've had up in the great white north.
|Terrence and Philip..THEY did it with their farts!|
Now, with that behind us, you get your morning drink (hazelnut coffee, extra sweet for me, thanks), and let's see what is going in this crazy world...
*** First out of the ghettohood is our WHO SAID THAT? quote of the week:
"No amount of law-enforcement can solve a problem that goes back to the family."
And, as we can clearly see in many cities in the news recently, this seem to track straight and true.
So, WHO said that anyway?
The answer at the top of tomorrow's post.
Meanwhile, back at the "Palmer Raids"...
*** Next, it's also time for our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
June 10 -
---Today is ICED TEA DAY.
And since I just ordered a case of raspberry tea from the TWO IF BY TEA website (Rush Limbaugh), we should be getting some by tomorrow.
|Gratuitous plug for a VERY GOOD product.|
It's even better than Turkey Hill brand tea at Krogers, and that's pretty damn good.
*** Next, we have yet another robbery on the SE side of town, and not that far from our "Fortress".
|Here we go AGAIN...|
Okay, so the Arby's at 403 E. Rudisill was robbed around 1450 hrs yesterday by a person described as a BLACK MALE, with FACIAL TATTOOS, carrying a handgun in his sweatshirt pocket. He demanded money and got away with an undisclosed amount.
So, police were able to ID the suspect as one Anthony S. Tate.
Police located Tate's getaway vehicle and set up a surveillance. Officers initiated a "30T/S" (traffic stop) around 2000 hrs and took Tate into custody.
Tate was wearing clothes he wore during the robbery (rule one - change your attire, dumbass), and also found a handgun (rule two - ditch the firearm ASAP) inside a house he had left..
Okay, so we can conclude that THIS person is NOT the sharpest knife in the damn drawer, right?
As you could expect from many black males down here, Tate DOES have an EXTENSIVE criminal record, and was out of jail ON PAROLE.
(guess that's JUST been REVOKED)
|SOP in Fort Wayne|
Court records indicate Tate was paroled this past January...
Now THAT is what makes the "justice" system flawed...LESS THAN HALF the sentence served...what a f$cking TRAVESTY.
That sends a message to criminals in this city...go ahead and do the crime, the punishment is minimal.
Thanks (again), Karen Richards...good to know the public is at risk as long as you're in office.
*** Next up, the McKinney, TX police corporal who was involved in that "pool party" fiasco (of which only PART of what went down was caught on video) has RESIGNED from the force.
But, we find out that the police chief all but threw corporal Eric Casebolt under the squad car.
Here's the story link:
And those two teens coming up on Casebolt's "blind-side" are probably what caused the corporal to draw his weapon and keep it at the ready.
When you're trying to get SOME kind of control of over a HUNDRED rowdy people, you can't see everything everywhere at the same moment.
No ONE person can. So you rely on your training.
Which the police chief didn't want to take into account (damn politician).
Nevertheless, others, along with me have said this is not the last time something like this will occur.
It's all part of a much bigger picture - to (incrementally) deny law-enforcement the ability to properly do their job.
You take one officer out here...another there, and do it in this city, and then that city...and pretty soon, you've got the LEOs looking over their shoulders for all the wrong reasons. That has an empowering effect to the criminal element, which they WILL take advantage of.
And then, we're ALL screwed.
Hope it doesn't come to that.
*** Last back to the station house...I know I get royally pissed off when I see people blatantly ignore others who have the legal authority to "protect and serve" the public.
We really don't want the lawlessness of our past to resurface, and certainly not in major population areas of this nation.
We, the people take the time, money and effort to allow our city and town leaders to HIRE them, TRAIN them, and then place them ON OUR STREETS to maintain something we like to call LAW AND ORDER.
|Not in THIS country|
It's a very simple equation to understand and one easy enough to balance in both the practical and moral realms.
We either HAVE the police to enforce the laws, and arrest the law-breakers...or we have ANARCHY.
Again, a simple enough premise to comprehend.
And people HAVE to understand this, is they are to be able to live in a civilized society as civilized people.
There will always be that "odd one out" in ANY organization, and they will be dealt with, as law-enforcement is always held to a higher standard.
On the other hand, the POPULACE also has to hold ITSELF to a certain level of standards IF they are to avoid being arrested.
That's the job of the police.
OUR job is simple...stay the hell out of trouble, and don't go looking for it.
Sounds like a plan...right?
Stay SAFE out there, America.