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Keeping track of the bloodshed in Indianapolis… and other stuff

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February 1st, 2014 by Bart
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Wow, January was, uhm, ‘interesting’. Project the killing rate out to the end of the year and it works out to a bone-chilling 217 deaths. It seems the habit this year is to shoot down people in pairs.

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  • 1 mr anybody Feb 3, 2014 at 12:05 am

    Jaffke, Daniel
    White dude

  • 2 Jerome Feb 3, 2014 at 1:51 pm

    Chicago has had only 3 more murders than Indpls so far this year while Washington DC had only 12 murders in January 2014.

    Just curious if IMPD has any regrets for their support and endorsement of Ballard.

    Be careful what you wish for!!

  • 3 Bart Feb 3, 2014 at 6:05 pm

    This is more a function of the entitlement culture that has developed, than it is of policing. Team thuggery, whereby 2 or more attackers brutalize a single victim, inflicting pain and death where it was totally unnecessary to take money or property, is a signature of the criminal element’s attitude – ‘I need your stuff more than you do.’

  • 4 Spencer Feb 4, 2014 at 7:58 am

    I actually think there’s a simpler explanation: We are becoming a bigger city with more people and the rise in crime, specifically homicides, is one of the prices you pay. There’s no one thing to pinpoint it on: The return of heroin as a big-time drug here, a general lack of deeper thinking on what exactly is causing the spike, etc… At first, I wondered why the City-County Council was reluctant to add 80 more police officers to the streets. Now I’m starting to see why: It’s just a band-aid to a growing issue in this city and unless it’s dealt with in practical, easy to maintain, substanative ways, this will not stop any time soon, if ever.

  • 5 DRE WILLS Feb 5, 2014 at 10:12 am

    Crabs will be crabs as long as there is a barrel to contain them. It has less to do with entitlements, and more to do with the lack opportunity to improve ones economic status. It takes a large working class population to maintain the wealthy class in this country, and with little opportunity within the working class the poor suffer the most. So what happens when folks are tired of suffering and see no other choice? The answer is they rob, steal, and kill. It’s not a new concept history only repeats!


  • 6 Spencer Feb 7, 2014 at 9:09 am

    Agreed. Opportunities or lackthereof bring out the hunger in the streets, simple as that.

  • 7 mr anybody Feb 7, 2014 at 11:44 pm

    Spencer… These people that are killing each other aren’t hungry… Not for food anyway.

    They are LAZY.

    “Kids these days” don’t aspire to BE the drug dealer in the hood, they would rather kill the drug dealer and take the stuff, simple as that…

    Less time behind bars if the get caught too.

  • 8 Spencer Feb 10, 2014 at 9:31 am

    Thank you for missing my metaphor. I don’t mean hungry for food, I mean hungry for money and hungry for survival, not food. SMH……

  • 9 Mr Anybody Feb 10, 2014 at 11:03 pm

    Thank you for missing my POINT… You know… The part where I said “THEY ARE LAZY!”
    And thank you missing the part where I basically agreed with your “metaphor”
    You know… The part where I said “NOT FOR FOOD”
    Did you even read my comment?…… SMH
    As for the “survival” part…. They have all they need to survive, food and housing provided.
    They just have to learn how to “survive” without the latest pair of Jordan’s and a smart phone.
    Oh and hungry for “survival” would probably include FOOD.

  • 10 Spencer Feb 11, 2014 at 8:37 am

    Man, you really don’t understand the streets, do you? You’re talking about a realm you have no personal knowledge of. None. You just see the numbers, think of buzz words and try to make a good point and fail in the process.

  • 11 Spencer Feb 11, 2014 at 8:43 am

    Do you really think that people turn to drugs and dealing because they want to? Because they think it’s cool and they want to live that life? Sure, a stupid few do do that but for the most part, it’s out of pure necessity. That life isn’t glamourous or “ghetto fabulous” or whatever stupid terms have been used to downplay the inner city but here’s the deal: People are gonna keep killing, shooting and raising hell unless full measures are made to help people get out of this cycle of violence and hardship. Reserve officers on regular beats so proper officers can hit “hot spots,” doesn’t cut it. But there won’t be any solutions because there’s no money in it. Only in the faux medicine of more officers on the streets and other types of masked bullshit.

  • 12 DRE WILLS Feb 11, 2014 at 9:55 am

    Spencer you’re wasting your time explaining. Mr. Anybody suffers from xenophobia; as a result, he is incapable of understanding anyone’s plight besides his own.

  • 13 jerome Feb 13, 2014 at 11:05 am

    Your map for the 22nd homicide is incorrect. It’s was reported at 2600 Brookside AVENUE, not Parkway North Drive nor Parkway South Drive as your map indicates. The is the 2nd homicide in that block in 2 weeks and is an area that the police dept has given up on many years ago.

  • 14 Bart Feb 13, 2014 at 6:31 pm

    OK, thanks for the correction. Early morning reports did indicate it was on the parkway.