On January 5th, the rear window on my new station wagon was bashed in and thugs stole my temporary paper license plate. They like to steal temporary tags to use while committing crimes.
Yesterday I received an email that described several breaking and entering cases in Meridian Kessler. Two black men in a silver Pontiac/GM 2-door knock on a doors of nice houses, and if they think no one is home, they will kick in the door and rob the place. These two thugs have been reported on Washington Boulevard, Central Avenue, Park Avenue and Meridian Street.
Today I spoke to my insurance agent, Neil Barton, who told me he received four claims in the last week from his insureds victimized by these two thugs. Keep in mind, he's just one insurance agent. If you need insurance, take it from a customer who had four claims this year, he is highly recommended. Their number is 317-255-6256.
This weekend (January 9th, 10th, 11th) is the Indy 1500 Gun & Knife show at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. I'm going to buy my first gun.
I predict that as the economy worsens, crime is going to increase and our law enforcement officers will be stretched even more thin.
I believe the Mayor's office could make a huge dent in the crime statistics if he started a city-wide program for gun safety led and taught by volunteer cops. The city should issue press releases to invite the media to cover ordinary citizens (including the elderly and housewives) attending the classes taught by law enforcement professionals. We need to send a message to the thugs that we are armed and dangerous. The effort would also create another bridge between police officers and law abiding citizens. If this was publicized enough the thugs would think twice before breaking and entering, not knowing if there was a bitch on the other side of the door with a loaded gun and the law on her side.
Every time there is a crime in this city and there is a citizen who shoots the assailant, everyone cheers. We need fewer victims and more heroes in our city. THAT makes for a great news story. I just wish our Mayor had the kahunas to start such a program.
The cop who took the police report for my stolen license plate thought this was an excellent idea.
What do all of you think?
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Posted by M Theory at Wednesday, January 07, 2009