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Re: “City sues to declare Valley Heights Apartments a nuisance

I would love to see the 3 apartment complexes on Reservoir razed.
I've lived in the area since '71 and those apartments (along with the complex behind the Rodney Parham Kroger) have been a source of crime since the early 80's.

I must say that crime has gotten much better in the past year. Crime (already bad) skyrocketed when the Katrina people moved in. Lately, a bunch of Mexican's and Central Americans have moved into the apartments and crime has gone way down (from being scared to take a walk in your neighborhood during the day, to keep a close watch on anything not tied down). You still have to worry about leaving your garage door open for any length of time, but you don't have to worry (as much) about having a gang of people with droopy drawers come into your garage while you are working in it and taking stuff out of it right in front of you.

I can't attribute the reduction in crime to LR's finest. The only time you see LR's finest around is after a crime on when they are running the speed traps on Reservoir.

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Posted by ugga bugga on 06/06/2012 at 11:16 AM

Re: “Mark Biviano linked to hit-and-run UPDATE

A good friend of mine was involved in a hit and run a few months ago. A lady (driving a massive SUV) backed into my friends car (sub compact) at a resturant. The SUV did enough damage so that my friends car was not drivable, the SUV got a scared bumped. The lady acknowledged the accident and said she was going to park her SUV and then exchange insurance info. The lady jumped in her SUV and took off.

My friend called the cops and gave the license plate, a description of the driver and the direction the lady went. My friend also informed the cops about how badly my friends car was damaged. The cops told my friend that they were just too busy to go looking for the driver and that my friend would need to call a tow truck and come by the station to fill out a report. The cops refused to come to the out to the accident site.

My friend did some work and found the SUV driver and informed the cops of the lady's address and name. The cops still did nothing.

Reminds me of when my debit card number was stolen. Once I started seeing my bank account being emptied (~ $2000 in charges) I called the bank and the cops. The bank did what they were supposed to do. The LR cops took the report and said it would be a while before they could look into the issue.

I finally got the name of the detective assigned to the case and left 12+ messages for him, but never once got a call back. I did some detective work and within 4 hours (plain luck here as I found a witness who knew the criminal's family) I was able to find the name and address of the person who was using my debit card number. I called the cops (addendum to the report, never could get the detective) and gave them the information. I called the detective at least a dozen more times, again with NO response from him. It has been 2 years and I still have not heard one word from the LR cops about this theft.

You can't get the cops to help with a real crime but I do see them out on Evergreen/Rodney Parham/Reservoir/Cantrell/12th Street writing tickets like crazy. Guess tickets brings in the money while investigating a real crime is a profit loser.

Posted by ugga bugga on 05/19/2011 at 5:25 PM

Re: “Private property rights: Not over guns

BHR Matt, maybe he has a concealed carry permit and needs to leave the gun in his car because the building does not allow concealed carry in the building.

My employer has a policy that states that employees cannot bring a firearm onto the employers property, including parking lots. The parking lots are not posted as being a firearm free zone, so customers can have firearms in their cars without issue.

Whose rights are more important?
Should the business owner be able to tell their employees what items they can and cannot have in the employees personal vehicle or should the employee be able to have a firearm locked (and IMHO hidden from view) in their personal vehicle?

I very much side with the employee being able to have the firearm in their personal vehicle. I also very much believe that the employer should not be held responsible for the employees actions with the firearm.

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Posted by ugga bugga on 03/09/2011 at 3:25 PM

Re: “More 1st amendment limits

Looks like someone's extreme prejudice is showing again.
How does calling Mr. Stewart a "gun nut" do anything positive for this article?

I do not agree with Mr. Stewart's view on 1st amendment rights or limits and I believe that his like or dislike of guns has no bearing on this issue.

Posted by ugga bugga on 02/15/2011 at 1:20 PM


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