Posts Tagged with "crime"

This Ain’t Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood

Thursday, September 30, 2010

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JoAnn wakes me up a bit before 11pm last night…police activity across the street at *that* neighbor.  Understatement. There were a total of 5 or 6 Tacoma Police Department cars, including K9. From what I gathered from JoAnn and overheard, it involved gunfire. And I’d be shocked if drugs weren’t involved in some way. Still waiting to […]

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More Information…

Thursday, August 19, 2010

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Subtitled: Criminals are Dumb. We got a voicemail from the CLO yesterday with some rather interesting information. He’d called in response to JoAnn’s call and email about the “confrontation” by the neighbor. Now, we haven’t heard back yet from the CLO as to his inclination on the information he passed along, or even why he […]

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The Latest in the Unfolding Saga

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

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Subtitled: Movie Rights for Sale. Inquire Within. Yesterday’s sonic booms–that from south Tacoma sounded like (and shook the house like) explosions-brought everyone who was home at the time out into the neighborhood. Including the guy, who decided to come across the street to chat, or in his words, “confront” us. He denied that he’s selling […]

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Where’s the Wisdom in That?

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

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So in the continuing saga of the neighborhood and dealing with the dope peddler, an officer had a chat with him the Friday after our van incident, essentially telling dope dude that he [the officer] thought that he [the drug seller] was selling dope, and that he needed to stop or he’d be out. Sounded […]

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Sleep, Interrupted

Saturday, August 14, 2010

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It’s been a week and a half since the attack. I call it an attack now because that’s what it was: not just a message sent by the dope peddler intent on intimidating us, but an attack on the minivan, on our property, on our economic well-being, and on our sense of security. It’s been ten days […]

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Trusting

Monday, August 9, 2010

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Today’s not been the best of days. Not that there’s been anything bad that has happened today, but because the stresses of the things that have happened recently are coming to the forefront. (Just peruse previous posts over last couple weeks…). The unexpected bills, the expected bills, and a slow start to the month (after […]

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Tacoma Has Forgotten

Thursday, August 5, 2010

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Sept. 23, 1989…a day that should have lived in infamy in Tacoma. On that day, a group of off-duty Army Rangers engaged drug-selling gangsters. Over 300 shots were fired, and fortunately nobody was killed. The News Tribune published some great articles about it last fall, here and here. The event took place because Tacoma would […]

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Targeted, Part 2

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

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A clarification, first. In the post yesterday about the incident, I wrote this: But, in typical Tacoma Police Department style, they won’t bother to send anyone out. As it turns out, Tacoma does not do their own dispatching. That “service” is farmed out through LESA, who has their own policies for effectively and efficiently ignoring […]

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Targeted

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

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The title says it all–that’s how I’m currently feeling. JoAnn just woke me up, saying that someone was breaking windows on her van outside. She’d heard and caught a glimpse of the person, and was on the phone with 911.  Rear hatch window, driver’s window, and windshield. We haven’t had anything like this happen for years. But […]

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KFC: Now Serving Crack!

Monday, November 2, 2009

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Ok, so this isn’t necessarily a function of the franchise. But Halloween evening we were at the KFC at 80th and Pacific, leaving around 5:30. Walking out to the van, I noticed a car pull up to another vehicle that was parked in the lot (parked back-in)–it’s a small lot, and we were maybe 25 […]

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