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Archive for July, 2010

Baited and Switched

Saturday, July 31st, 2010

Just when I thought things couldn’t get anymore bizarre in this town I get proven incorrect.  I thought after Brandon Johnson, Al Sharpton and Shamus Patton, we’d be done with silliness for a while.  No such luck. My colleagues at RTV 6 are reporting that an Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Officer was injured after being baited […]

IMPD Conspiracy Theory

Friday, July 30th, 2010

The squirrels must really be excited today because the conspiracy theory nuts are out in force.  I’m not talking about my usual conspiracy theorists, I’m talking old school wing-nuts. In case you hadn’t heard, because you live in the real world, there is a school of thought out there that the shootings that occurred a […]

I Hate to Say I Told You So, But…

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

I told you so.  I told you Arizona’s anti-illegal immigration law was unconstitutional.  A federal judge ruled that the most controversial portions of the law just don’t cut it. Judge Susan Bolton ruled the law runs afoul of the principle that the federal government has supreme authority when it comes to most immigration matters. The […]

Wednesday’s City Wire

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

Here are some items of note for your reading pleasure… The panel taking a look at making the second Saturday night of Indiana Black Expo should have it’s recommendations ready to present to the public by September 20.   Panel member Rev. Charles Harrison says the group met this past Monday and batted around a […]

Water World

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

It’s not very often I see tri-partisan support for somewhat controversial measures down at the City-County building, but by a vote of 19-10, the Indianapolis City-County Council approved the nearly $2 billion deal to transfer the city’s water and waste water facilities to Citizens Gas.  All 15 Republicans, three Democrats, and one Libertarian all supported […]

Nine Strikes and You’re Out

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

I spent some time Monday reading through the probable cause affidavit regarding Shamus Patton.  What was more disturbing than the fact he allegedly shot at and could have killed nine people that night, was the fact that he had nine previous run-ins with the law. According to the affidavit, Patton has had nine referrals to […]

Shame On Us

Monday, July 26th, 2010

I’ve posted the probable cause affadvit filed by the Marion County Prosecutor’s office regarding Shamus Patton and the shooting that occured two Saturday’s ago during Indiana Black Expo.  While everyone is innocent until proven guilty, what’s most disturbing is that according to the affadavit, Shamus has been in and out of the juvenile justice nine […]

Who Are They Running Against

Monday, July 26th, 2010

It looks like some Indiana House Democrats are finding it easier to run against and opponent who isn’t on the ballot as opposed to their Republican challengers. Scott Reske (D-Pendelton) says the taxpayers of Madison County should not have to foot the bill for the Capitol Improvement Board’s assistance to the Indiana Pacers. In an […]

Coming to America

Sunday, July 25th, 2010

I was recently asked what it’s like to be me?  The pat answer I give is awesome.  However the person asking the question wanted more specifics, they wanted to know what it was like for me to hold the opinions I do and be black at the same time.  To be honest, I really had […]

Labor Pains

Friday, July 23rd, 2010

I was downtown Thursday as dozens of employees from the city’s hotels were gathering together to stage a protest over the wages paid to workers at the Hyatt and their inability to unionize.     Forty-one people were arrested, including City-County Councilor Joanne Sanders.  They were charged with blocking a public sidewalk, a misdemeanor. I think a […]