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Archive for July, 2014

Good Government & Good Politics

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

I have always argued that when dealing with crime, more cops doesn’t equal less crime unless you do some other things, like keep the bad guys behind bars and mitigate the conditions that make new ones. The plan Mayor Greg Ballard announced today does just that.  It adds nearly 280 more police officers over the […]

Brilliant or Bastard?

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

I’ve gotten quite a bit of response to my column this week in the Indianapolis Star on my “reverse panhandling” experiment. You can read it here, but in a nutshell, a few weeks ago I got tired of the panhandlers downtown asking me for money so I decided to turn the tables on them and […]

Mr. Saturday Night

Sunday, July 20th, 2014

For the past six years I have spent the second Saturday night of Indiana Black Expo working the door as a “bouncer” at Nicky Blaine’s cigar bar on Monument Circle.  I go back and forth between working the door and walking around the immediate downtown vicinity talking to law enforcement and other folks. I was […]