Sunday, January 1, 2012

COMMIT THE CRIME, DO THE TIME? Uh, Not Really!


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SUNRISE AT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK

Following a nationwide closing of tire plants in 1981, unemployed, my wife and I toured the United States for three months considering various places to live.  We decided that our home in Northeast Ohio was still right for us.  That being said, if we were to relocate, the paradise of western Washington State would be a contenter for the perfect home. 

TODAY THERE IS TROUBLE IN PARADISE

Although the 14,410 foot Mt. Rainier is a spectacular backdrop in the National Park, 100 people are hunkered down inside because of a killer on the loose.  During a routine traffic stop, a gunman shot and killed a young park ranger, a mother of two who was doing her job.  It is suspected the same man was involved in a previous shooting.

Two days ago, all the way across the country, in beautiful old Nassau in New York,  another police officer was shot and killed. Two hours ago, also in Nassau, a person was killed in a robbery attempt.

DANGER LURKS!



Doing research for a planned cross country bike ride next spring, I looked at the AMERICAN RIVER BIKE TRAIL near the California state capitol of Sacramento.  The description painted a lovely picture saying that there were five million users, year around, people of all ages, toddlers in strollers, hikers, bikers and roller bladers.  Except for the crowds using the trail, it sounded quite lovely.  That is, until I read Paul Harvey's "THE REST OF THE STORY", the following caution:

There are ongoing occurances of crimes and
issues with the large homeless population along the trail.
Bikers should travel in groups and use caution.

THE LITTLE MIAMI RIVER TRAIL

I thought, WOW!  How sad.  I thought how glad I am that it is not like that in Ohio.  I have biked and have plans to bike again, The Little Miami River Trail from central Ohio to the Ohio River near Cincinnatti.  Todd and I had lunch in the lovely little town aptly called "Loveland".  It was full of happy bikers, hikers and roller bladers.  Just to be sure of my information, I checked on the official safety on this trail and was sad to discover the following:


Sexual assualts and robberies have been reported by trail users.
It is strongly recommended to bring another person
with you when visitng the trail,
due to the long intervals between seeing other people
and the isolation of some parts of the trail.

THAT'S IN OHIO FOLKS!

In a dispute between federal and local officials, known criminals, convicted and serving their time, are being released in Cook County, Chicago.  Please go back and read my blog of 11-28-11 entitled I'M IN THE JAIL HOUSE NOW:  It Ain't Too Bad!.  Would you like another look from the inside of the Cook County Jail.  Check it out below.  Does this look like a serious deterrent to "Doing the Time for Committing the Crime?" .



IS THIS HOW YOU PICTURE PRISON?  These scenes are from the Cook County Jail.

I'd bet that for most of those serving a "bit of time" that life is better in jail than out.

I'd also bet that Blagojevich has a better life as a member of Toastmasters in his "country club" prison in Colorado than what his family is having at home.

Our hearts, and prayers, go out to the Anderson family in Washington.  I'm sure they were so proud of their daughter with a National Park Ranger career.  One of my faithful readers retired from the National Forestry Service. 

WE SIMPLY MUST TURN THIS COUNTRY AROUND!

Please get involved with an informed vote.
When the good people do nothing, the bad people win by default.
Don't just "vote" however.
MAKE YOUR VOTE COUNT BY BEING INFORMED


God Bless You and Yours

GOD BLESS THE USA


4 comments:

Mark Pierce said...

Dad, with the Iowa caucus right around the corner, I was wondering if you had a favorite among the Republicans. Seems like people are struggling really getting behind Romney. Gingrich was leading but was buried under the negative commercials. Santorum surging now. Any viewpoints or predictions from walsinepierce.com?

Walt Pierce said...

I'll give it a go!

Dad

Maude L. Norris said...

Did you get my text message about your error saying I worked for the Park Service?

Maude said...

That us a good way to correct it wipe it out entirely, thanks