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The “Compassionate City” Hype Was A Whitewash

February 20th, 2014 · 1 Comment

We’ve taken a semi-regular look at the way the community reacts to certain crime-related news stories over the past couple months. Tens of thousands of comments thick with racism. From people just “coincidentally” bringing up hanging when a black person is involved to advocating on behalf of violent death of criminal suspects because of the [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Crime · Police · Possibility City · Race

Jere Downs Hit The Nail On The Head Again

February 17th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Kentucky taxpayers have already spent a half-million dollars – and could spend much more in coming weeks – in a court fight to keep a nonprofit Louisville mental health agency from fleeing the state’s troubled pension system. [WDRB] Go read this story from Jere Downs and take 100% of it to heart. This is Louisville. [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Crime · Discrimination · Greg Fischer · Guns · Health Care · Indiana · JCPS · Journalism · Lexington · Metro Council · Newspaper · Ohio River Bridges · Race · Scandal · State Government · University of Louisville

Yet Another Greg Fischer Flashback Moment

February 12th, 2014 · Comments Off

Here’s what a press release from Greg Fischer’s mayoral campaign said in 2010: Fischer pledged to the group of law enforcement, criminal justice, business and community leaders present to be a “visible and strong supporter of police, prosecutors, courts, corrections, and our criminal justice personnel” and to “ensure our criminal justice agencies have the resources [...]

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Tags: Crime · Greg Fischer · Mayor's Race 2010 · Police

A Super-Quick Look At Young Crime Today…

February 11th, 2014 · 3 Comments

There’s been a lot of chatter among media-types about the PNC Bank robbery in the Highlands last week. Three guys robbed the bank and attempted to escape through Cherokee Triangle and Cherokee Park. When eventually stopped by police, two of the suspects – an unnamed minor and Brad Scarbrough – got out of their get-away [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Banking · Crime · Media · Youth

Everything’s Still Puppies & Rainbows, Move Along

December 30th, 2013 · 3 Comments

It’s tale of two Louisville shopping districts: one seeing a last minute frenzy, the other lackluster sales. The reason(s) everyone but the folks in television and at the newspaper admit: Jerry Abramson and Cordish. [WDRB] Louisville International Airport is nearing completion of two taxiway projects that airport officials say will make it easier and safer [...]

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Tags: Arena · Business · Cordish · Crime · Downtown · Guns · Indiana · Lexington · State Government · TV · WAVE · West End

Fischer Could Stop Family Dollar In One Call

December 13th, 2013 · 3 Comments

Only Greg Fischer’s corrupt zoning folks (Bill Bardenwerper) think this is a good idea. Nulu leaders say a Family Dollar discount store isn’t a good fit for the rapidly gentrifying neighborhood centered along E. Market Street. [WDRB] Kentucky’s horse racing regulators voted Wednesday to change medication rules, bringing the state closer to becoming the 11th [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Bourbon · Business · Crime · Dogs · Economy · Horse Industry · Indiana · LMPD · Police · State Government · Zoning

Is There Really Less Crime? Or Just More Hype?

December 12th, 2013 · 3 Comments

Even with the bitterly cold temperatures, some people are still sleeping on the streets. [WDRB] Gov. Steve Beshear says regulations to implement Kentucky’s new health benefit exchange will move forward despite Republican efforts to block the rules in committee last month. [C-J/AKN] Why the hell is this news? What in the living crap is wrong [...]

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Tags: Crime · Economy · Health Care · Homeless · Indiana · LMPD · Oops · State Government · Travel · WHAS

This LG&E News Will Anger Quite A Few People

December 5th, 2013 · Comments Off

He spent nearly 15 years in prison for a crime he says he didn’t commit. Now, two years after earning his freedom, Kerry Porter says there are still unanswered questions. [WDRB] Sadly, what do we know is a waste of time in Louisville? Task forces and committees. Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer has set up a [...]

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Tags: Automobile · Banking · Crime · Economy · Education · Hype · Indiana · LG&E · Metro Government · Oops · Possibility City · West End

Are You Relieved That Bus Service Is Closing?

November 22nd, 2013 · 1 Comment

A Jeffersonville couple catches a pair of thieves in the act, and now they want the entire neighborhood to know about it. Their solution — what’s being called the Tree of Shame. [WDRB] Embattled school bus contractor Commonwealth Bus Service and Transportation will be closing its doors Nov. 30, company president Mary Dunaway told Jefferson [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Churchill Downs · Congress · Crime · Discrimination · Education · Gambling · Gays · Guns · Indiana · JCPS · LMPD · Mitch McConnell · Oops · Poverty · Race · Radio · State Government · WLKY

The Jail May Be Worse Than Animal Services

November 13th, 2013 · Comments Off

Several people are criticizing the election of Louisville Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz as president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Archbishop Kurtz was elected Tuesday morning during a national meeting in Baltimore. [WDRB] Kentucky’s colleges and universities will ask the General Assembly to increase their budgets by almost 8 percent over the next [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Crime · Economy · Education · Hype · Indiana · Jail · JCPS · Kentucky Kingdom · Metro Council · Metro Government · Politics · Poverty · Religion · State Government

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