Cue Excuses

8 02 2016

St. Louis City

“But we can’t annex! Unfair comparison! Apples and oranges!”

The news keeps being bad, so the excuses keep being the same.





Justice About to Get Justice

26 01 2016

Washington

justice-wamo

Washington, as in Franklin County, as in the exurbs.

It says that he wasn’t the mastermind, but he was the muscle.  If he was the muscle, then the other ones must have been real bean poles.  Though it’s not surprising that he isn’t being associated with the concept of “mastermind.”





Guess His Age

25 01 2016

Indianapolis

raynor

If you already know, then hold back.





Gentle Giants in the Making

20 01 2016

Lake St. Louis

THUGS

Or, a hint of St. Charles County’s AFFH future.

Notice one of the items they took.





God Knows She Didn’t Mean to Stab Him

18 01 2016

San Bernardino, California

Which means he must have accidentally run into her knife numerous times.

She even used “BT” in her Facebook message, twice.  As if to tempt a certain someone to make a video about her.





Life In BRA

17 01 2016

Baton Rouge

keondrae

Keondrae breaks into a car and winds up stealing a book which contained the written speech delivered by someone named Che’dra in order to introduce a President named Barack.

Because Amurrika.





Finger Lickin’ Good

17 01 2016

Tower Grove South

How many stereotypes?  Let me count the ways.

P-D:

Robbery suspect fatally shot by officer at St. Louis fast food restaurant

A St. Louis police sergeant shot and killed a robbery suspect at a fast food restaurant Sunday night after a witness flagged him down and reported the holdup, authorities said.

The officer had been assigned to a special detail working a Martin Luther King Jr. memorial march in the area, sources said. Someone waved him over and told him about a robbery at the Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant on Grand Boulevard near Gravois Avenue about 6 p.m.

(snip)

A large area, including both directions of Grand Boulevard, was blocked off by police tape after the shooting. A crowd of about 40 onlookers gathered for about two hours at a gas station across the street. Some had been part of the King memorial march earlier in the evening. Marchers had blocked the intersection at Grand and Gravois for about 12 minutes before filing into the Metro Christian Worship Center for a King memorial, and to reflect on the future of the Black Lives Matter movement, which gained momentum following the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson.

The worship center is about 1½ blocks east of the Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant.

Dawn Jones, of the group Faith for Justice, said she was inside the church when someone announced a police shooting had just happened.

“It’s sad,” she said in an interview at the church following the shooting. “We’re getting people to take a stand for justice and then this happens. It’s a devastating reminder of why we need to come together.”

The Rev. Starsky Wilson delivered the keynote address at the King service.

“For a lot of people, this triggers all kinds of emotions from before,” Wilson said of the officer-involved shooting.

Debra Kennedy had also been at the worship center for the King event. She went to the gas station with other concerned onlookers.

Kennedy said the police department recently promised to brief protesters at police shootings about the circumstances.

“The protesters outside need to be told by the police,” she said. “And they haven’t done that.”

Of the fact that the shooting came during a weekend of King memorials, Kennedy said: “I think it’s a message.”

She did not elaborate.

Some protesters at the scene were chanting, “Police are the enemy,” and “No justice, no peace.”

So many houses in that area don’t have Black Lives Matter signs, but We Must Stop Killing Each Other signs, on their lawns.

That area, the Grand-Gravois-Chippewa area, is where all of the city’s literal diversity converges.  And, even if you didn’t know anything, and you stood around that area, you’d get a weird something’s-not-quite-right vibe about the place.








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