cur-mud-geon: anyone who hates hypocrisy and pretense and has the temerity to say so; anyone with the habit of pointing out unpleasant facts in an engaging and humorous manner
The ‘policing’ profession is taking some fairly regular hits. If not by some wayward public official such as was the case in Baltimore, then by the increasing propensity for the bad guys to feel emboldened enough to increase their activities. Certainly the riots we saw in Missouri, New York and elsewhere with the emerging memes like “I can’t breathe” or “Hands up…Don’t shoot” do nothing to help police officers avoid having figurative targets painted on their backs in the minds of some.
I may very well die of old age before the whole situation with the GAB and run-away prosecutors and John Doe investigations is resolved, especially given the glacial movement so far evidenced.
We had occasion recently to experience Community Memorial Hospital as seekers of care. That exposure began in the ER and progressed from there. All is well now.
The Milwaukee Coast Guard station has voted to approve the addition of a mascot that has already captured the hearts of the members of the unit. His name is ‘Barnacle’ since he was described by his saviors as having “latched on to us. We didn’t pick him, he picked us.” That according to Boatswain’s Mate First Class Anthony Kaminski and his wife Zoe Krause who came across Barnacle in a parking lot in South Florida where Kaminski was previously stationed before coming to Milwaukee.
102 since January 1st…homicides in Milwaukee, that is. That is about one every 2 1/3 days. 102 killings in 236 days! That pace will see nearly 160 deaths by years’ end. The majority of those occur in the inner city. I don’t know how many have been solved versus how many are unsolved, but that doesn’t change the facts.