Massing cops is a good call

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The $2,000 spent by the Geist Homeowners Association to put up no-soliciting signs in its neighborhoods was a good move, but the massing the efforts of Geist Patrol with IMPD Northeast, the Lawrence Police Dept. and the Fishers Police Dept. was a significant move in attempting to constrain crime in our area. At a recent Crime Watch meeting, the departments and the patrol joined to inform residents on how to watch out for crooked solicitors, among other items. This is exactly what our area needs. With so much overlap of jurisdictions in the area, it’s a significant move to keep the community safe, keeps residents vested in another way and, above all else, makes perfect sense.

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“DOESN’T APPLY TO US, ONLY TO YOU” – We’re all well aware that California has debilitating drought. The state legislature has ordered citizens to curb use of water or pay exorbitant fines. So, then it was absolutely no surprise to us that five members of the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors continue to frequently wash their vehicles at taxpayer expense. One among them was said to be washing his car three times per week, the others one to two times. (We’re lucky if we get ours done once a month!) Local L.A. media sought comment from the officials. Predictably, there was none.

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WHATEVER THEY’RE DRINKING … NO, THANKS! – Staff and students in the University of Tennessee Office for Diversity and Inclusion want people to think beyond the he/she pronouns and are encouraging use of gender-neutral pronouns such as xe, xym and xyr. This is higher education at its utmost level of alertness. Wake us when it’s over, please.


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