Business as usual in Shreveport, LA

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by LongGoneDays, Jan 1, 2010.

  1. LongGoneDays

    LongGoneDays Misanthropical

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    http://www.ktbs.com/news/police-name-man-shot-by-police/


    http://www.ktbs.com/news/mother-of-teen-shot-by-police-speaks-out/


    and not directly related

    http://www.ktbs.com/news/grandmother-finds-bullet-in-bedroom/


    I'm not too terribly far from where the officer related shooting took place. Close enough that the punk's bullets could have came down and damaged my property or health. I regret that the officer didn't aim higher, maybe during his administrative leave he'll get some training time in.

    Of course the mother is speaking out, and of course she has a different last name than her child. Knowing the area I'm not surprised, or surprised that she would speak out or that KTBS would give her a platform to do it.

    I know I heard gun shots at midnight. Some fireworks too. I didn't bother to look out the window but I can only imagine people lighting Roman Candles 50 feet from a tough guy popping his Jennings Nine into the air. I didn't even bother calling the police, I'm sure they were more than busy in the worse areas.

    I'll assume the grandmother's roof is cheap or thin, just the vibe I got from the story. Hopefully mine would withstand a bullet or two, I'll be here for awhile.

    Good to see they were issuing citations though. Not sure if that's a fine or what, it needs to be a stiffer penalty I'm sure. At least no one innocent was hurt this year.
     
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    LoadToadBoss IYAAYWOT

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    And that's why I live in semi rural Benton. The guns being shot into the air are pointed over the lake and have #9 birdshot in them.
     

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    TBO Why so serious? CLM

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    Because of this, I'll never trust another gun owner.








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  4. LongGoneDays

    LongGoneDays Misanthropical

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    They've updated the 17 year old's condition to "fair". Also SPD received 53 shots fired calls between 8pm and 2am.

    I wouldn't mind living in Benton but driving all the way to West S'port every day is just not my bag. Besides, no where to eat there but Sonic.