Worth Investigating

suspectedrapisthttp://fox2now.com/2015/01/29/man-identified-as-having-sociopath-behavior-became-police-commander/

Lt. Blakeney, formerly of the Pine Lawn Police Department, is an individual whom I have never met personally but someone whose reputation preceded him throughout the law enforcement community in North County.  Now the Ferguson Twitter Brigade has decided to look into his history.  As the title of my article suggests, I  think this may be worth looking into by any parties with the inclination to do so.


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Unlikely Panacea

longform-original-26531-1416932724-10Pictured above: An Officer who is not retreating
http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/after-ferguson-police-consider-tactical-retreat-instead-of-force-in/article_7fa34fed-9770-5860-ad10-4358b4523b76.html

It takes a lot for me to be surprised with the ignorance of an article these days but the following report by St. Louis Post Dispatch Crime Writer, Christine Byers, succeeded in this regard.

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New Years and Beyond

Like I said before, this New Years Eve (into Day) was oddly calm in relation to what’s been going on in North County lately and even in comparison to last year.  Still, if nothing else, New Years continues to be a reminder of the proliferation of firearms in the area and an utter disregard for basic safety protocols followed by responsible gun owners.


One other note, in case any of my readers had not heard, the individual going by the twitter handle of “JDSTL314,” aka Jason Valentine, was arrested for making terroristic threats last week.  I’m hopeful that his arrest will serve as a reminder to other protesters who have made similar threats and those that continue to walk a fine line bordering on the unacceptable.  Direct threats are not considered protected speech.
http://fox2now.com/2015/01/01/st-louis-man-charged-with-threatening-to-kill-police-on-twitter/

Short post today which hopefully is a sign of a trend.  The more limited the topics to write about, the more peaceful the situation!

Blossom

Happy New Year!
blossommasri-Blossom Masri was arrested again last night.  For what, I don’t know.
-Gunshots were the most intense between 11:55-ish and around 12:45-1:00am.  However they didn’t seem to last near as long as they did last year.  A co-worker speculated that this may have been due to the fact that the North County area was low on ammunition after Ferguson/Berkeley.  There might be some truth to that hypothesis.   Also:
rbgairshots-I recorded about ten minutes of audio last night that I will post eventually.