Robbery, killing no shock to residents

Robbery, killing no shock to residents

There are 4 comments on the The Galveston County Daily News story from Jul 6, 2008, titled Robbery, killing no shock to residents. In it, The Galveston County Daily News reports that:

Neighbors of a game room did not appear to be all that shocked a man died during a robbery there Friday.

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Since: Jun 08

League City, TX

#1 Jul 9, 2008
I want to express that so many people in this tiny city keep their homes looking like crap... Right as you enter this quiet, quaint hood in the Villas you notice the first 2 story with desk chairs and the empty cases of beer in the front yard. They have a ladder leading up to the 2nd story with the whole one side of the house painted BRIGHT blue and it totally mismatches the rest of the house. Yards look awful. Cars are parked every where in the yards and all over the streets. People have all kinds of crud just everywhere. Why can't people just clean up their messes and take pride in their homes, yards and city? This little neighborhood has so much potential if these people would all pull together and clean up their share...NO WONDER THERE ARE BLACK MARKET BUSINESSES IN THE AREA with the RIFF RAFF of drugs and alcohol. It just baffles me, about the kinds of neighbors I have. Something needs to be done but then again I guess this is the rif raf you get when there is no homeowner association or a city filled with people who just don't care. I can't stand these businesses/neighbors bringing down the value of Bacliff when there is so much potential.
Richard Wishbey

Mansfield, TX

#2 Jul 11, 2008
My prayers for the victim and his family. I read that the victim was killed on his first visit to the game room. I also read that 8 witnesses left the scene before the arrival of the police. Had they stayed, perhaps they could have given some information that might have helped to apprehend the killers. This brings up several points. The game rooms (in general) do not have adequate security. The gamerooms are actually illegal in the sense that they pay cash in large amounts. This is a Violation of law. In other words, the gamerooms are Illegal and perhaps this is why the witnesses left for they must have feared being arrested for gambling. Or, perhaps they feared the police. My final comment is that as a society, we should really think about whether or not we want these gamerooms in our coummunities. After all, I don't think they pay taxes. Further, I think that many of the poeple that gamble in these gamerooms are addicted. So, if the gamerooms aren't paying taxes, if they cause social and family problems as a result of people losing their rent money, then, why in the heck to we allow them in our communities? Law enforcement should take action and close them down.
Cane

Texas City, TX

#3 Jul 25, 2008
Richard Wishbey wrote:
My prayers for the victim and his family. I read that the victim was killed on his first visit to the game room. I also read that 8 witnesses left the scene before the arrival of the police. Had they stayed, perhaps they could have given some information that might have helped to apprehend the killers. This brings up several points. The game rooms (in general) do not have adequate security. The gamerooms are actually illegal in the sense that they pay cash in large amounts. This is a Violation of law. In other words, the gamerooms are Illegal and perhaps this is why the witnesses left for they must have feared being arrested for gambling. Or, perhaps they feared the police. My final comment is that as a society, we should really think about whether or not we want these gamerooms in our coummunities. After all, I don't think they pay taxes. Further, I think that many of the poeple that gamble in these gamerooms are addicted. So, if the gamerooms aren't paying taxes, if they cause social and family problems as a result of people losing their rent money, then, why in the heck to we allow them in our communities? Law enforcement should take action and close them down.
Law enforcement is allowing them to be ran??????
Cane

Texas City, TX

#4 Jul 25, 2008
Richard Wishbey wrote:
My prayers for the victim and his family. I read that the victim was killed on his first visit to the game room. I also read that 8 witnesses left the scene before the arrival of the police. Had they stayed, perhaps they could have given some information that might have helped to apprehend the killers. This brings up several points. The game rooms (in general) do not have adequate security. The gamerooms are actually illegal in the sense that they pay cash in large amounts. This is a Violation of law. In other words, the gamerooms are Illegal and perhaps this is why the witnesses left for they must have feared being arrested for gambling. Or, perhaps they feared the police. My final comment is that as a society, we should really think about whether or not we want these gamerooms in our coummunities. After all, I don't think they pay taxes. Further, I think that many of the poeple that gamble in these gamerooms are addicted. So, if the gamerooms aren't paying taxes, if they cause social and family problems as a result of people losing their rent money, then, why in the heck to we allow them in our communities? Law enforcement should take action and close them down.


It's a DIRTY game!!
The owner of the property should be held accountable,gambling paticipants,and whoever is in charge of so-called upholding the LAW!

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