Crimes against elderly have some on edge

Crimes against elderly have some on edge

There are 32 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from May 21, 2007, titled Crimes against elderly have some on edge. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

For nearly 50 years, Evelyn and Lonnie McFarland felt safe in their home in the 200 block of West 44th Street.

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notinmyhoodyouho od

Euclid, OH

#2 May 21, 2007
What the hell is wrong with these ingrates? Not only are they not able to defend themselves, most of those men are vets. Maybe its time for the local neighborhood to meet their elderly neighbors.
Susan Jones

Martinsville, IN

#3 May 21, 2007
It's not just the elderly getting attacked it is also happening in schools. Take for instance the rape at Warren Central. That kid is out on bail after he rape a girl. And what does the principal have to say? Oh it was an incident and the student has a clean record. Clean record my foot! The first semester the student had to have an adult with him at all times because of his behavior. Also, I hope the public is aware that this "football" player has a scholarship to college. Unbelievable. Hope the Star follows this story along with the elderly crimes. I bet Warren Central allows this kid to graduate.
Old Geezer

Chicago, IL

#6 May 21, 2007
Get yourself a gun permit and start carrying--it looks like the only way to even the score with punks who like to pick on us older folks. I know that is my logic--"let me introduce you to my 357."
tinman

United States

#9 May 21, 2007
Guns are easy to use so anyone can use them bullets are still cheap. Arm up lock and load.
Don G

Baltimore, MD

#10 May 21, 2007
Yeah, let's help the elderly to learn to use those machines that propel lead at high speeds. A few incidents of lead poisoning will slow the crimes against them.
what a hoot

Decatur, IL

#11 May 21, 2007
don`t worry,ipd will be there ,just as soon as they get done telling people to shut up at ips gradution! go barny, go!!!!!!!
First thought

AOL

#12 May 21, 2007
Those animals wont have any respect for the elderly until the elderly starts shooting them. How could anybody want to take away guns from the American public?
Citizen One

Fort Thomas, KY

#13 May 21, 2007
It's not just the elderly. Their "younger" neighbours need to arm themselves and keep a watchful eye out for their neighbours. The police are not only incapable of watching our for the people they have no obligation to do so. If you don't watch out for each other no-one else will do it for you. Certainly not the Thin Blue Line Gang.
FYI

Indianapolis, IN

#14 May 21, 2007
It doesn't help that it takes OVER AN HOUR to respond to the elderly library patron's rape attack. So much for that merger promise of not taking officers away from the City to get them in the understaffed county.
Bill

Indianapolis, IN

#15 May 21, 2007
Here's a suggestion for the perpetrators of these crimes against the elderly. If they're between the ages of 17 and 35, sign them up for the Army, send them to boot camp, make sure they pass, and then ship them overseas to clear the mine fields in Iraq.

Since: Mar 07

Indianapolis

#16 May 21, 2007
Old Geezer wrote:
Get yourself a gun permit and start carrying--it looks like the only way to even the score with punks who like to pick on us older folks. I know that is my logic--"let me introduce you to my 357."
I actually had an 84 year old woman come into our gunshop the other day looking to buy her first gun. She brought a friend who is helping her buy the right one for her, helping her learn to shoot and the other basics she needs to know, all because she doesn't feel safe in her own home anymore. I'm glad she is taking the steps to protect herself, sorry this world has come to this.
nice

River Falls, WI

#17 May 21, 2007
Bill wrote:
Here's a suggestion for the perpetrators of these crimes against the elderly. If they're between the ages of 17 and 35, sign them up for the Army, send them to boot camp, make sure they pass, and then ship them overseas to clear the mine fields in Iraq.
That actually is a great idea, someone needs to mention that to Good Old Bart, start em packing and give them off our streets.
Realitybites

Indianapolis, IN

#18 May 21, 2007
Here we see yet another symptom of Indy's increasingly savage and increasingly dysfunctional, so-called "black community." Its oldest and weakest members are now being preyed upon by the thugs and scum spawned by *generations* of immoral, abusive single mothers and irresponsible, absentee fathers.(Look at the black ghetto locations of the most vicious attacks described in the article: immoral black youths attacking their own and most vulnerable elders. Disgusting! Now that's certainly a "community"! You reap what you sow. Wide tolerance of immorality within the black "community" (even by the failed mothers and failed fathers among those now getting attacked in their own homes) destine its members to lives of increasing misery and violence. You have no one to blame but yourselves.
Voice of reason

United States

#19 May 21, 2007
Realitybites wrote:
Here we see yet another symptom of Indy's increasingly savage and increasingly dysfunctional, so-called "black community." Its oldest and weakest members are now being preyed upon by the thugs and scum spawned by *generations* of immoral, abusive single mothers and irresponsible, absentee fathers.(Look at the black ghetto locations of the most vicious attacks described in the article: immoral black youths attacking their own and most vulnerable elders. Disgusting! Now that's certainly a "community"! You reap what you sow. Wide tolerance of immorality within the black "community" (even by the failed mothers and failed fathers among those now getting attacked in their own homes) destine its members to lives of increasing misery and violence. You have no one to blame but yourselves.
Thanks for saving me the keystrokes. I couldn't agree more. Shoot to kill these scum bags, center-mass
molly

United States

#20 May 21, 2007
The idea Bill wrote was excellent and Don't worry they only want to protect kids,not elderly.
packin on the eastside

Carmel, IN

#21 May 21, 2007
Realitybites wrote:
Here we see yet another symptom of Indy's increasingly savage and increasingly dysfunctional, so-called "black community." Its oldest and weakest members are now being preyed upon by the thugs and scum spawned by *generations* of immoral, abusive single mothers and irresponsible, absentee fathers.(Look at the black ghetto locations of the most vicious attacks described in the article: immoral black youths attacking their own and most vulnerable elders. Disgusting! Now that's certainly a "community"! You reap what you sow. Wide tolerance of immorality within the black "community" (even by the failed mothers and failed fathers among those now getting attacked in their own homes) destine its members to lives of increasing misery and violence. You have no one to blame but yourselves.
"Of the robbery victims, 68 percent were white and 30 percent black, and they were evenly split between men and women. Sixty-six percent were older than 70."
Good point

Carmel, IN

#22 May 21, 2007
Realitybites wrote:
Here we see yet another symptom of Indy's increasingly savage and increasingly dysfunctional, so-called "black community." Its oldest and weakest members are now being preyed upon by the thugs and scum spawned by *generations* of immoral, abusive single mothers and irresponsible, absentee fathers.(Look at the black ghetto locations of the most vicious attacks described in the article: immoral black youths attacking their own and most vulnerable elders. Disgusting! Now that's certainly a "community"! You reap what you sow. Wide tolerance of immorality within the black "community" (even by the failed mothers and failed fathers among those now getting attacked in their own homes) destine its members to lives of increasing misery and violence. You have no one to blame but yourselves.
I take it you didn't read the stats, there was not mention of race when pertaining to the criminals only mention of the victims. If I recall recently on the news they have arrested both black and white youths for attacking the elderly. I wouldn't blame this on one community, the youth in this country are becoming more and more disrespectful and ruthless regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, etc. Parents are either not raising their children or they trying to hard to be their friends, we are not teaching our children to respect themselves or others. You have sexually explicit pictures being sent on cell phones, sexual activity going on in the schools, drugs being sold and solicited from teenagers, all of which are being done by ALL RACES! I still haven't figured out why race in these forums must always be an issue. I can promise you for every cheap shot that is taken at another race, one can be taken at yours (whatever race that may be). No one race is any better than the other. Communities need to come together and save the youth while they can, from addiction, violence, sex, etc.
Concerned

Indianapolis, IN

#23 May 21, 2007
Bullet wrote:
Check the obituaries.
They have a lady listed as being 890.
Calm down, It was human error, we clearly know that she wasn't that old, that really isn't a big deal.
Silence is Golden

United States

#24 May 21, 2007
Concerned wrote:
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Calm down, It was human error, we clearly know that she wasn't that old, that really isn't a big deal.
It really isn't a big deal?! First it was smoking, which led to stronger smoke...next thing you know, they're huffing the printing press ink and the proof readers are misspelling words now!
gman

Indianapolis, IN

#26 May 21, 2007
Oh, who cares. Let's just get a Super Bowl!!!

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