Monday, September 29, 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Its weird this seems like some old fashioned advice that an unthinking person might give someone who just had a death in the family.
Cops Want Cop Killer Kept Behind Bars
CHICAGO (WBBM) - A group of Chicago police officers will be in Springfield today when the Illinois Parole Board meets to decide the fate of a convicted cop-killer.
Richard Luckey will be 80 years old next month. 35 years ago, he shot and killed Chicago Police Officer Robert Wenzel during a traffic stop on Lake Shore Drive.
Luckey and his passenger allegedly had been making plans to pull off an armed robbery before they were stopped.
Sgt. Patrick O’Malley is among 27 officers appearing at the parole hearing and says the group wants “to make sure he serves the time he was sentenced”, 75 to 150 years.
The Chicago Police Department moved to two-person squad cars after Officer Bob Wenzel’s murder on a dark January morning in 1973.
Sgt. O’Malley says it’s especially important to keep alive the memory of officers killed in the line of duty. When Officer Bob Wenzel was killed, he left behind a wife and two children.
The Chicago Police Memorial Foundation organized the trip to the parole board.
The radio report
Its weird. I never met my Grandpa because this guy Richard Luckey who was on his way to go rob someone. Whats also weird is the guy is 80 so it seems like logically why not let the guy out. Then I think about how of how I feel about my other Grandpa and how much I would love to have known Bob and never want Luckey to get out. It's also weird that his last name is pronounced Lucky.
PS My Grandpa Killer died June 28th 2011.
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
McCain's goal is to lower taxes for ever one which is not possible considering we have been running a budget deficit
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Eight years ago, complaints about charging rape victims for medical exams in Wasilla prompted the Alaska Legislature to pass a bill -- signed into law by Knowles -- that banned the practice statewide.
"There was one town in Alaska that was charging victims for this, and that was Wasilla," Knowles said
A May 23, 2000, article in Wasilla's newspaper, The Frontiersman, noted that Alaska State Troopers and most municipal police agencies regularly pay for such exams, which cost between $300 and $1,200 apiece.
"(But) the Wasilla police department does charge the victims of sexual assault for the tests," the newspaper reported.
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Friday, September 12, 2008
"Never underestimate the difficulty of changing false beliefs by facts." -Henry Rosovsky
Sep 1, 2008, Yereth Rosen of Ruters reported that Sarah Palin had irritated Alaskans with her first speech after being named as McCain's VP pick.
"Palin said she had told Congress ''thanks but no thanks' on that bridge to nowhere. In the city Ketchikan, the planned site of the so-called "Bridge to Nowhere," political leaders of both parties said the claim was false and a betrayal of their community, because she had supported the bridge and the earmark for it secured by Alaska's Congressional delegation during her run for governor."
Not only did Palin suppourt the Bridge she kept the money for the bridge even after the project was discontinued.
Then what is incredulous to me is that the McCain orginization is still running ads claiming Palin was against the bridge. I guess they are taking Rosovky's senteminents to heart.