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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Things that don't make sense - part 2

A month or so ago, lots of people got their knickers all in a twist because someone in my neighborhood posted a couple of signs claiming that our 25 mph speed limit would be enforced by "angry neighbors with paintball guns." Sensationalist reporting ensured the story was picked up by media outlets as far away as Texas, Cleveland, and Colorado, not to mention by the Drudge report and CNN. Police Chief Jose "Overtime" Lopez had a few choice things to say about how dangerous it might be to drive through a neighborhood while you're keeping an eye out for people with paintball guns. All of this within 4 hours of the first sighting of one of three signs that were posted.

Meanwhile, on the PAC 2 listserv, we learn that three people have in fact had their windshields blown out, while driving, by someone throwing rocks at moving cars on Club Blvd., right across the street from the elementary school. Haven't seen a word about this in the papers, or heard a comment from our Police Chief, even though it's been 48 hours since the first incident. People have been killed by rocks thrown through car windshields, including in Durham.

Guess it's easier to respond to imaginary threats than actual life threatening actions.



  • I don't know about the other people who got their windows hit, but we didn't report it to the cops. Mostly, we didn't know what it was until I read on PAC-2 that it happened to other people.

    By Blogger Jennifer, at 3:50 PM  

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