Originally Posted by Pinoikoi
Ok. I am really kind of freaked.. We picked up some food and took the boys to the park to fly kites today (I am supposed to be taking it easy, so I was sitting on a lawn chair while daddy was running around like a wild man trying to get the kites in the air). We were debating this morning which parks to go to since there are only a few that are kite friendly (no power lines).. We had a list- downtown (which we figured would be packed because of the holiday weekend), Valley of the Moon (which we actually go to pretty often), the one by Loussac, and the one by UAA. We were pretty set on Valley of the Moon but ran into someone from church who said that the one by Loussac was nice right now (last year it was full of goose poop everywhere).. So we gave it a shot and went. We had a good time..
Then I read in the news there was a shooting this afternoon at Valley of the Moon. It creeps me out that we were nearly in the middle of that! I hope the guy recovers, but it sounds like he took multiple shots to the chest.. which doesn't seem likely.http://www.adn.com/2010/05/30/130111...-shooting.html
I'm glad you're all ok!
We had a shooting a mile from our house...and we live in the boonies outside of Fairbanks. There's a restaurant/bar and then a general store that share the same parking lot. This guy was shot in that parking lot, on purpose.
It's horrible the way the crime rates have gone up...the gang affiliations, the beatings, the child abuse.
In town, where we used to live, in a nice neighborhood, a young man was beaten for wearing the "wrong" color shirt. This is across from a school, near a post office, in a very neighborly part of town.
A lot of this is fueled by the drug trade (and could be curtailed if most drugs were de-criminalized), and a lot is fueled by gang members who come up here and live on welfare while they sell/make/use drugs and fight one another.
So there's my encyclopedic post for the year.