Peoria County issues collision alert

Press release:

The Peoria County Sheriff’s Office has issued a traffic collision alert for Peoria County. Citizens that are involved in vehicle crashes, where no one is injured, should exchange information and report the accident in person to the records bureau at the Peoria County Sheriff’s Office at 301 N Maxwell Road, as soon as reasonably possible, but within 48 hours of the conclusion of the alert.

City of Oakland hiding behind paper trail tp prove they did something to prevent fatal fire tragedy, but they did NOTHING

stupid_government_tricksI watched the press conference of city officials trying to explain away how some property owner could set up illegal apartments and an illegal after-hours party scene at a building zoning for warehouse use only.

Darin Ranelletti, of the City of Oakland Planning Department, says the city had received reports of people living illegally in the building, which was only permitted as a warehouse. They opened an investigation on Nov. 13. He says an investigator went to the premises on Nov. 17 but could not gain access to the inside of the building

Ranelletti says they had not yet confirmed people were living inside. Photos posted online of the warehouse – called the “Oakland Ghost Ship” – showed pictures of a bohemian, loft-like interior made of wood and cluttered with beds, rugs, old sofas, pianos, paintings, turntables, statues and other items.

Neighbors had complained of trash piling up outside the property and concerns the garbage posed a danger, according to the city’s Planning and Building Department website.

Utter b*llshit.

When did the government send these inspectors, who could not find a way to enter the building? Sometime during the day, which is a lousy time to find evidence of people sleeping inside. And what happened between Nov 17 and Dec. 2, the state of the fire. Nothing apparently, except some papers from one office to another.

Here’s what happens in Peoria when an organization like the Jaycees, for example, want to set up a beer tent to sell several dozen bottles of beer: They get a temporary liquor license. And there are rules that must be followed to get that license.

And try living illegally in a house that has not been OK’d for human habitation.

Crap like this is what turned me into a libertarian many years ago.

Lindsey Graham is a decent human being (but his politics makes him incompatible with Trump’s GOP)

From Mediaite:

eye_on_trumpPresident-elect Donald Trump ran on a platform of being extremely tough on immigration. One of his vows to voters was that he’d get rid of President Barack Obama’s executive actions,which could include those that provided protections to young undocumented immigrants from being deported.

One Republican lawmaker and Trump critic is now prepping legislation that would keep those protections in place in case Trump moves forward with his pledge. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) has said he is working with both Democrats and Republicans in order to protect immigrants, known as Dreamers, who willingly came forward to give their information in order to receive permits to work legally under Obama’s 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.

Hell, GIVE guns away to anyone who asks, but make new owners submit ‘fingerprints’

my_two_centsYou know how on every cop show that exists, they can trace bullets from crime scenes to recovered guns by checking the grooves and striations from bullets that have been fired from that gun. Well, they can, for the most part.

The gist if that these striations on the bullets can be used sort of like finger prints. Probably not as exact as fingerprints, but still pretty good.

So, here’s my idea.

Don’t have any restrictions on gun sales. Sell them to anybody who can plop down he  cash. Hell, give away freebies if you want. But require all gun buyers to hand over, at the time of the sale, one bullet that has been fired from said gun.

This way legally sold guns that are later used in gun crimes can be traced back to the legal owner. I would also make it a rule that no one can be convicted of a crime solely on this forensic evidence.

What’s that? What if your gun has been stolen by dastardly criminals and used in a crime in some far-flung city? No problem. I wouldn’t convict anyone of a crime if that happened, but depending on the circumstances on how the gun was stolen, I’d consider holding the gun owner financially responsible. As in lawsuits.

I’ve covered cases where the gun owner laid out every single one of a copious gun collection out on his bed, then out for a night of drinking. Or how about those numb nuts who travel about the city with one or more guns in their car, then leave them in their unlocked car overnight? And a I strongly suspect that many “gun thefts” are not thefts are all, but gun sales that are later reported as thefts.

I would have no problem ruling against these assholes in civil lawsuits. And I am PRO GUN.

Now, maybe someone who knows much more than I do about how guns and forensic science works  can explain to me how this wouldn’t work.

It is something to consider.

Cold blooded thief makes away with something that is essentially useless

 eye_on_crimeA UPS-delivered package was stolen from a porch in the 2500 block of West Humboldt. What did the sneak thief get away with? A blood pressure cuff. I wonder what those are work on the open market. 9:35 a.m. 12/03/2016.