Another Riverwest Shooting

A Jimmy John’s driver got robbed, shot and killed as he attempted to make a delivery in the neighborhood of Humboldt and Burleigh, in Milwaukee’s Riverwest. Not far from my home, my friends. Very frightening.

This took place about 3 blocks away from the Art Bar, where owner Don Krause was shot in the chest by a 14 year old kid. Thankfully, he lived, but the problems remain: somehow, idiots having no regard for human life are obtaining guns and wreaking havok on innocent people.

Sounds like the war in Iraq.

How can a nation whose history is steeped in warfare have any hope of raising children that shun violence?

The problem is compounded by those who think purchasing a gun solves the problem.

This gun violence must stop.

Posted: October 10th, 2006
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Comments: 12 Comments.
Comment from me - 14 Oct ’06 at 10:55 pm

I really wish you would move so that I would not worry about you.

Comment from Heidi Bloom - 16 Oct ’06 at 5:54 am

I second that.

Comment from Roman Edirisinghe - 16 Oct ’06 at 9:08 am

Where am I going to move to?

Comment from me - 16 Oct ’06 at 11:00 pm

anywhere else but still close enough to visit

Comment from Roman Edirisinghe - 16 Oct ’06 at 11:02 pm

I hear you and sort of agree. I would love to move someplace else, somewhere safer.

Soon enough, but definitely not before winter, unfortunately.

Comment from me - 17 Oct ’06 at 10:27 pm


Comment from Roman Edirisinghe - 17 Oct ’06 at 11:32 pm

I know. I’m dreading winter.

Heidi has it tough:

Comment from Heidi Bloom - 18 Oct ’06 at 4:19 pm

75 degrees today, you poor unfortunate souls!

Comment from me - 18 Oct ’06 at 10:13 pm

again I say poop

Comment from Roman Edirisinghe - 19 Oct ’06 at 12:07 am

Wow. 75 degrees. That sounds lovely.

Are there any retreat centers in your area where someone could check out of reality for a little while, have privacy?

Comment from me - 20 Oct ’06 at 12:50 am

what you are talking about is gettin naked and lettin it all hang out – say what you mean, my friend

Comment from Heidi Bloom - 20 Oct ’06 at 11:58 am

There’s a holistic mental health center with arts and crafts, but it’s for women only. Maybe you could wear a disguise. If you want privacy though I recommend a remote cabin in the smokies, but it’s only in the 50’s today anyway.

Schönes wochenende.