Wow,only 31 posts for a hot topic issue...looks like somebody is losing his mojo. The same topic can only be rehashed so many times.
Great cartoon Clay!!! The Republicans must be spraying that stuff all over the democratic side of the aisle!!They must be sneaking into the dems offices at night and spraying it all around the baseboards and in the desk drawers.I wonder how they got it into the White House...
From what I gather Trayvon was in an ally behind the houses not strolling down the street. I could be wrong about that though.When I was younger I loved to take a late night stroll,still would if I could. There is nothing like taking a late night stroll with someone you love. If you haven't tried it you should on a warm summer night. ahh never mind,you'll probably never get it.
Easy123 said...Your safety wandering around random neighborhoods at night does not make your point at all.
Of course it does. My point was that the areas around these hospitals are rather dangerous places. Unfortunately a lot of these neighborhoods are filled with poor and lower income families. That tends to draw criminals to these areas because it is what they can afford too. There are of course many,many good fine people who live there also and they,I'm sure, far outnumber the bad guys. I worked with many of them and they are wonderful folks,but it only takes a handful of thugs and gangbangers to ruin a whole neighborhood.
easy123... I wouldn't feel comfortable wandering around in the majority of neighborhoods in Chattanooga after midnight.
I would in most places not downtown. Now who's paranoid?
nooga...would she go wandering around the surrounding neighborhoods at night? or say after midnight?
jesse...perhaps that was it and the current(at the time) employees were misinformed. Sure didn't seem like it was that long ago. If I was in error I offer my apologies to easy123 on that particular point.
easy123...I have been at Parkridge in the day,at night,at every conceivable time and especially before they put up the current fence and began to close all,but one,entrances at night,the parking lot was a dangerous place. I was going to my car one night and witnessed a gunfight between the police and two guys in a car. The police denied there were any shots fired until a local tv station showed the bullet holes in the houses.Perhaps you didn't feel like you were in danger because of your ignorance of the area.If you didn't work there you never heard about all the crime that occurred in the parking lot and around the hospital. Believe me we heard all about it. It was rarely on the news but the staff knew about it. Please,feel free to wander around the neighborhoods in the early morning hours all you want.
The body I am talking about was not in 1979,I didn't work there in 1979 and it happened not too many years before I retired which was less than a half a dozen years ago. When it happened a couple of the old timers told me about the one in 1979 but I don't recall them stating what year is was,only that it wasn't the first time. Parkridge has had armed security for less than 5 years.
easy123...the body I was talking about was in 2003,or 2004. Maybe even after that,I can't remember the exact year but it was within the last ten years.
I don't care one whit if you call bull$hit or not. It happened.
I even saw from the 4th floor west nurses station window as a car load of teens rolled up got out and stole a car and left the already stolen car they were in running in the parking lot. We alerted the police and the car was recovered within an hour. How did I know it was being stolen,you ask? Because it was parked right next to mine and I knew the owner.
Do you even live in Chattanooga? Or are you one of those that deny Chattanooga has a gang problem?
easy125... I know for a damn fact that employees and guests to Parkridge have been assaulted,robbed,dead bodies found in the trunk of a car in the parking lot of this hospital. So many car's stolen that they don't even come as a surprise to the staff anymore. A female friend of mine was able to defend herself,when she was called into work in the early morning hours,only because she produced a legally carried gun and ran off the would be attacker. The hospital now has armed security guards which they hadn't had for over 25 years.