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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HPrice

United States

#28 May 21, 2007
Voice of Reason and Realitybites are certainly proud of thier hateful rhetoric. Your very souls are in jeopardy. When judgement comes and you have to face God, every deed, every word and every thought will be judged. Where do you think your hateful souls will end up?
city hall

Arcadia, IN

#30 May 21, 2007
gman wrote:
Oh, who cares. Let's just get a Super Bowl!!!
That's right. As long as Indy gets a SB, Irsay gets a new stadium, Bart gets to continue to give tax dollars to developers to build hotels and who knows what else, that's where our priorities should be (note- this is sarcasm). The fact that we have to do all this on the back of public safety when our old and young are being viciously attacked is a small price to pay.

Congratulations on your cruise to reelection, Mayor. More importantly, congratulations to the liberals who have destroyed the social fabric of the inner city and society as a whole over the past 40 years.

Since: Apr 07

Fishers, IN

#31 May 21, 2007
I don't know what's going on with these punks but we need to do something. My uncle got beat up pretty bad recently on his mail route. The little bastards just beat him up for no reason. One was just out of juvie. I say start trying more of them as adults. They get their records expunged at 18 so most minors feel they can't get away with anything. As for the adult offenders the prosecutor's office needs to start taking advantage the 3 strikes law.
mstab

San Jose, CA

#32 May 21, 2007
Is gman serious?
Alias

Indianapolis, IN

#34 May 21, 2007
Where were the parents?
Tired of backwards Indy

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#35 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.
Wow. I shouldn't even respond to this nonsense, but since I am friends with the granddaughter of one of the victims referenced in the article, and the daughter of the other couple referenced, I must make one comment to the ignorance you spew. None of these individuals are "the failed mothers and failed fathers among those now getting attacked in their own homes", nor do they "tolerate" the immorality in the black community as you say. These are fine, upstanding citizens who raised fine, EDUCATED, upstanding families who now contribute immensely to this community in the area of education, community service and others.

HOW DARE YOU SAY THEY DESERVE IT!!!
If you're parents are still alive, I hope they stay safe.........
Old Geezer

Chicago, IL

#36 May 21, 2007
gman wrote:
Oh, who cares. Let's just get a Super Bowl!!!
And another idiot writes "Who cares. Lets just get the super bowl. You know that is the whole damn trouble and why the old folks are in the trouble of protecting themselves and such easy prey--"Who cares". Nobody cares--that is the problem.
LIBERTARIAN

Fishers, IN

#37 May 21, 2007
gman wrote:
Oh, who cares. Let's just get a Super Bowl!!!
Was that a quote from one of Bart Peterson's new campaign commercials?
GIRL FRIDAY

Fishers, IN

#38 May 21, 2007
Smiling Jack wrote:
We do have a nice stadium
Yes we do, although it's going to go over budget. But who cares! We'll just raise taxes and ignore crimes against the elderly. Nothing is more important than football or the NFL!
Loud and Proud

United States

#40 May 22, 2007
What is with the people that wants everyone to carry a gun? Do you need a gun to feel tough or something? Give an elderly person a gun? Not a good idea! Most of them probably don't know where the hell they are to begin with, and you want them armed? It's bad enough that they wander the streets aimlessly, but to give them a weapon is nothing short of negligent.
Loud and Proud

United States

#42 May 22, 2007
Smiling Jack wrote:
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Yes, dear, I hear your argument. My idea is to train them to protect themselves. Those that are competent can. In places that are not protected by Barf and Frankiepoo, the elderly have not been relying on the IMPD or some like organization, buit have taken it upon themselves to rptect themselves and their property. Look around you, there are many stories of elderly folks who refuse to be victims.
There are some exceptions that can handle such responsibility, but the vast majority of senior citizens would probably be classified as senile, if anyone cared enough to check.
elder advocate

Carmel, IN

#44 May 22, 2007
Loud and Proud wrote:
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There are some exceptions that can handle such responsibility, but the vast majority of senior citizens would probably be classified as senile, if anyone cared enough to check.
That's not at all true. The majority of seniors live independently; only about 10% live in nursing homes.

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