Written by Mark Alexander - Patriot Post March 29.
An interesting read. I would spend more time blogging or commenting on Facebook, if I wasn't a voracious reader. I sometimes go through a 300 page book in one day. I read and understood, in 24 hours, "Don't Shoot" a must read by anyone interesting in stopping the apparently senseless killing usually among barely literate blacks. These killings are almost all drug related or "girlfriend" related.
Pray we don't have a long, hot summer in Peoria. If we do, expect a lot more crime than the stealing of air conditioners. I suspect these thieves are white trash with scrap thieves accepting the "what they know is stolen" scrap.. And with the JS talking about the possibility of 40 less police in the city.
Some may be wishing we hadn't spent $45 million (actual cost plus 20 or 30 years interest) for new and renovated libraries and instead; given this money to Chief Settingard. And the balance spent on our lousy city roadbeds or are we so used to them that we hardly notice??