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Keeping track of the bloodshed in Indianapolis… and other stuff

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Mystery death

August 9th, 2014 by Bart
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Not covered except by WISH-TV and no info from police about victim or curcumstances — not even the standard ‘not a random incident’ disclaimer from IMPD on this one.

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Yes, we can

July 17th, 2014 by Bart
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The Go Fund Me campaign (we are not affiliated with the project other than as one of the many contributor) to purchase body armor plates for IMPD officers reached the $10,000 mark and has continued to grow ($10,773 as of this writing). Indy had some very generous and caring people. We kicked in $100 ourselves — how about you?

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Brother, can you spare a dime (or several dollars)?

July 14th, 2014 by Bart
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What do you say we all pitch in and do a little something to help our IMPD officers make it home every day at the end of their shifts?

“On MLK Jr. Day when I (Jacen) was 4, I wished that police officers won’t get killed. It didn’t come true. My dad’s friends have been killed in the line of duty. His friend and partner for 9 years, Perry, got shot by a rifle and he died. We are raising money to buy bullet proof plates so that won’t happen again. The vests they wear now won’t stop a rifle. These add-on plates will stop many types of rifle rounds. Each plate cost approximately $225. Each police officer needs 2 plates (front and back). We want to raise money for IMPD (Indianapolis Metro Police Deptartment). We are hoping to raise enough money to buy a set of plates for each of the officers on Perry’s shift. Please donate money to save officer’s lives.”

Thank you for your support,

Jacen (age 8) and Ben (age 5)

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Trapuzzano suspect deserves no publicity

April 10th, 2014 by Bart
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Please, all Media outlets, cease your coverage of the person who has been charged with the cold blooded killing of Nathan Trapuzanno.

Do not use his name.

Do not show his face.

Do not show him walking the hall in the City County Building or elsewhere.

Let him sit in jail, let him go to trial, let him spend the next year or more living in obscurity as the trial approaches.

Do not give him one more second of fame.

Make this your policy for future murder cases as well.

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April 1st, 2014 by Bart
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Florida implemented what seems to be a viable way to deal with violent crime. Perhaps it is time for Indiana’s Legislature to look at this instead of bickering over stuff like what time zone Indiana should be in:

Florida’s “10-20-Life” law is a law that requires courts to impose a minimum sentence of 10 years, 20 years, or 25 years to life for certain felony convictions involving the use or attempted use of a firearm or destructive device. If the firearm is an assault weapon or machine gun, they must impose a sentence of 15 years, 20 years, or 25 years to life. The penalty is in addition and consecutive to the sentence for the underlying felony conviction (Fla. Stat. § 775.087).

Courts must impose the mandatory minimum sentences in convictions for committing or attempting to commit any of the following felonies, regardless of whether the use of the weapon was an element of the crime:

1. murder;

2. sexual battery;

3. robbery;

4. burglary;

5. arson;

6. aggravated assault;

7. aggravated battery;

8. kidnapping;

9. escape;

10. aircraft piracy;

11. aggravated child abuse;

12. aggravated abuse of an elderly person or disabled adult;

13. unlawful throwing, placing, or discharging of a destructive device or bomb;

14. carjacking;

15. home invasion robbery;

16. aggravated stalking;

17. drug trafficking and capital importation of cocaine and other illegal drugs; and

18. possession of firearm by a felon.

Under the “10-20-life” law, courts must impose a:

1. 10-year prison sentence on anyone convicted of committing or attempting to commit any of the above felonies (with certain exceptions), while armed with a firearm or destructive device;

2. 20-year prison term if the accused fired the firearm; and

3. 25-year to life term if the accused discharged the firearm and killed or seriously hurt someone.

The courts must impose a minimum three-year term, instead of a 10-year term, if the defendant is convicted for aggravated assault, possession of a firearm by a felon, or burglary of a conveyance (i.e., car, boat, or other vessel).

If the firearm used in the felony is a semiautomatic with a high-capacity box magazine or a machine gun, the minimum mandatory prison terms are 15 years, 20 years, and 25 years to life.

The three-year minimum sentence provision for certain crimes does not apply in cases involving these firearms. Also, the enhanced penalties for convictions involving these firearms do not apply if the underlying crime was possession of a firearm by a felon.

Courts must impose the minimum sentence regardless of any mitigating circumstance. No part of the sentence may be suspended, deferred, or withheld, and defendants are not eligible for any discretionary early release, other than pardon or clemency, or conditional medical release, before serving the minimum sentence.
1999 Press Release

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