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Posted: 4/17/2008 8:14:36 AM EST
It seems like we had an extra long winter.

The first time it warms up a little, we get shootings and heavy gang activity.

Police came to my neighborhood on Monday because of a large crowd,
and suspected gang activity. Punk kids ran through my yard to get
away from the cops.

Last night police made a crack in a case of a winter long armed robbery spree.
One of the guys they were after ran from police, and took shots at an officer.
Thug was put down. Several witnesses say the last shot came after the
thug was already on the ground. Most people seem to think it was a good shoot,
even if it legally wasn't.

Yesterday was the first day above 70 degrees since October.
And they are predicting a hot summer.
I'm predicting a LOT of trouble this summer, with prices of everything
going up a lot faster than salaries.


Link Posted: 4/17/2008 8:16:10 AM EST
Don't forget the dem convention.
Link Posted: 4/17/2008 8:16:27 AM EST

Originally Posted By The_Reaper:
It seems like we had an extra long winter.

The first time it warms up a little, we get shootings and heavy gang activity.

Police came to my neighborhood on Monday because of a large crowd,
and suspected gang activity. Punk kids ran through my yard to get
away from the cops.

Last night police made a crack in a case of a winter long armed robbery spree.
One of the guys they were after ran from police, and took shots at an officer.
Thug was put down. Several witnesses say the last shot came after the
thug was already on the ground. Most people seem to think it was a good shoot,
even if it legally wasn't.

Yesterday was the first day above 70 degrees since October.
And they are predicting a hot summer.
I'm predicting a LOT of trouble this summer, with prices of everything
going up a lot faster than salaries.




Sounds like you live in the quad cities area...
Link Posted: 4/17/2008 8:16:56 AM EST
Next summer will be worse under Obama...

After all, you rich people need to share your wealth.
Link Posted: 4/17/2008 8:17:26 AM EST

Originally Posted By operatorerror:
Don't forget the dem convention.


Shit, if the black guy doesn't win, there are going to be riots.

If the white guy doesn't win, there are going to be riots.

If the woman doesn't win... I guess I won't get dinner that night.

Link Posted: 4/17/2008 8:17:52 AM EST

Originally Posted By cjk1:

Originally Posted By The_Reaper:
It seems like we had an extra long winter.

The first time it warms up a little, we get shootings and heavy gang activity.

Police came to my neighborhood on Monday because of a large crowd,
and suspected gang activity. Punk kids ran through my yard to get
away from the cops.

Last night police made a crack in a case of a winter long armed robbery spree.
One of the guys they were after ran from police, and took shots at an officer.
Thug was put down. Several witnesses say the last shot came after the
thug was already on the ground. Most people seem to think it was a good shoot,
even if it legally wasn't.

Yesterday was the first day above 70 degrees since October.
And they are predicting a hot summer.
I'm predicting a LOT of trouble this summer, with prices of everything
going up a lot faster than salaries.




Sounds like you live in the quad cities area...


How did you guess!
Link Posted: 4/17/2008 8:18:44 AM EST

Originally Posted By The_Reaper:

Originally Posted By operatorerror:
Don't forget the dem convention.


Shit, if the black guy doesn't win, there are going to be riots.

If the white guy doesn't win, there are going to be riots.

If the woman doesn't win... I guess I won't get dinner that night.



Link Posted: 4/17/2008 8:25:26 AM EST

Originally Posted By The_Reaper:

Originally Posted By cjk1:

Originally Posted By The_Reaper:
It seems like we had an extra long winter.

The first time it warms up a little, we get shootings and heavy gang activity.

Police came to my neighborhood on Monday because of a large crowd,
and suspected gang activity. Punk kids ran through my yard to get
away from the cops.

Last night police made a crack in a case of a winter long armed robbery spree.
One of the guys they were after ran from police, and took shots at an officer.
Thug was put down. Several witnesses say the last shot came after the
thug was already on the ground. Most people seem to think it was a good shoot,
even if it legally wasn't.

Yesterday was the first day above 70 degrees since October.
And they are predicting a hot summer.
I'm predicting a LOT of trouble this summer, with prices of everything
going up a lot faster than salaries.




Sounds like you live in the quad cities area...


How did you guess!


My childhood home is Marshalltown, IA. Let's just say that the quad cities area has a certain reputation

Of course nowadays I've got Atlanta in my AO. That city can be a real treat in hotter times of the year.

Link Posted: 4/17/2008 8:29:09 AM EST
I'm feeling a strong case of apathy coming on...
Link Posted: 4/17/2008 8:36:45 AM EST
In Iowa?

Link Posted: 4/17/2008 8:39:05 AM EST

Originally Posted By The_Reaper:
It seems like we had an extra long winter.

The first time it warms up a little, we get shootings and heavy gang activity.

Police came to my neighborhood on Monday because of a large crowd,
and suspected gang activity. Punk kids ran through my yard to get
away from the cops.

Last night police made a crack in a case of a winter long armed robbery spree.
One of the guys they were after ran from police, and took shots at an officer.
Thug was put down. Several witnesses say the last shot came after the
thug was already on the ground. Most people seem to think it was a good shoot,
even if it legally wasn't.

Yesterday was the first day above 70 degrees since October.
And they are predicting a hot summer.
I'm predicting a LOT of trouble this summer, with prices of everything
going up a lot faster than salaries.




Huh, with the warm weather here the snow melted, my dog now has a yard to play in again, I do not have to pay much to heat the house, and I can now play golf again. Sounds like you might need to move to a different area and it may change your outlook a little bit
Link Posted: 4/17/2008 8:42:10 AM EST

Originally Posted By The_Reaper:
It seems like we had an extra long winter.

The first time it warms up a little, we get shootings and heavy gang activity.

Police came to my neighborhood on Monday because of a large crowd,
and suspected gang activity. Punk kids ran through my yard to get
away from the cops.

Last night police made a crack in a case of a winter long armed robbery spree.
One of the guys they were after ran from police, and took shots at an officer.
Thug was put down. Several witnesses say the last shot came after the
thug was already on the ground. Most people seem to think it was a good shoot,
even if it legally wasn't.

Yesterday was the first day above 70 degrees since October.
And they are predicting a hot summer.
I'm predicting a LOT of trouble this summer, with prices of everything
going up a lot faster than salaries.




Sounds like they could spot the crooks easily...I mean long arms are easy to spot
Link Posted: 4/17/2008 8:51:30 AM EST

Originally Posted By AlphaAlpha:

Originally Posted By The_Reaper:
It seems like we had an extra long winter.

The first time it warms up a little, we get shootings and heavy gang activity.

Police came to my neighborhood on Monday because of a large crowd,
and suspected gang activity. Punk kids ran through my yard to get
away from the cops.

Last night police made a crack in a case of a winter long armed robbery spree.
One of the guys they were after ran from police, and took shots at an officer.
Thug was put down. Several witnesses say the last shot came after the
thug was already on the ground. Most people seem to think it was a good shoot,
even if it legally wasn't.

Yesterday was the first day above 70 degrees since October.
And they are predicting a hot summer.
I'm predicting a LOT of trouble this summer, with prices of everything
going up a lot faster than salaries.




Huh, with the warm weather here the snow melted, my dog now has a yard to play in again, I do not have to pay much to heat the house, and I can now play golf again. Sounds like you might need to move to a different area and it may change your outlook a little bit




What rose colored world do you live in?

I think the OP is pretty spot on when talking about most larger city areas.

I bet shootings and theft percentage wise will be up this year, most then the last 10 years for most cities.
Link Posted: 4/17/2008 8:52:15 AM EST

Originally Posted By AlphaAlpha:

Originally Posted By The_Reaper:
It seems like we had an extra long winter.

The first time it warms up a little, we get shootings and heavy gang activity.

Police came to my neighborhood on Monday because of a large crowd,
and suspected gang activity. Punk kids ran through my yard to get
away from the cops.

Last night police made a crack in a case of a winter long armed robbery spree.
One of the guys they were after ran from police, and took shots at an officer.
Thug was put down. Several witnesses say the last shot came after the
thug was already on the ground. Most people seem to think it was a good shoot,
even if it legally wasn't.

Yesterday was the first day above 70 degrees since October.
And they are predicting a hot summer.
I'm predicting a LOT of trouble this summer, with prices of everything
going up a lot faster than salaries.




Huh, with the warm weather here the snow melted, my dog now has a yard to play in again, I do not have to pay much to heat the house, and I can now play golf again. Sounds like you might need to move to a different area and it may change your outlook a little bit


No kidding.

I can't imagine what could be keeping you in an area like that, the worst thing that's happened in my neighborhood in the last eight years was a punk kid was stealing car stereos one summer.
Link Posted: 4/17/2008 8:56:41 AM EST

Originally Posted By MillerSHO:

Originally Posted By AlphaAlpha:

Originally Posted By The_Reaper:
It seems like we had an extra long winter.

The first time it warms up a little, we get shootings and heavy gang activity.

Police came to my neighborhood on Monday because of a large crowd,
and suspected gang activity. Punk kids ran through my yard to get
away from the cops.

Last night police made a crack in a case of a winter long armed robbery spree.
One of the guys they were after ran from police, and took shots at an officer.
Thug was put down. Several witnesses say the last shot came after the
thug was already on the ground. Most people seem to think it was a good shoot,
even if it legally wasn't.

Yesterday was the first day above 70 degrees since October.
And they are predicting a hot summer.
I'm predicting a LOT of trouble this summer, with prices of everything
going up a lot faster than salaries.




Huh, with the warm weather here the snow melted, my dog now has a yard to play in again, I do not have to pay much to heat the house, and I can now play golf again. Sounds like you might need to move to a different area and it may change your outlook a little bit




What rose colored world do you live in?

I think the OP is pretty spot on when talking about most larger city areas.

I bet shootings and theft percentage wise will be up this year, most then the last 10 years for most cities.


Simple solution my friend. MOVE OUT OF THE CITY! I work in the city but live 40 minutes away in what would be considered a fairly rural area. The drive can be fairly long when the weather is bad but that is a small price to pay for not having to lock my doors or worry about crime.
Link Posted: 4/17/2008 8:57:23 AM EST

Originally Posted By MillerSHO:

Originally Posted By AlphaAlpha:

Originally Posted By The_Reaper:
It seems like we had an extra long winter.

The first time it warms up a little, we get shootings and heavy gang activity.

Police came to my neighborhood on Monday because of a large crowd,
and suspected gang activity. Punk kids ran through my yard to get
away from the cops.

Last night police made a crack in a case of a winter long armed robbery spree.
One of the guys they were after ran from police, and took shots at an officer.
Thug was put down. Several witnesses say the last shot came after the
thug was already on the ground. Most people seem to think it was a good shoot,
even if it legally wasn't.

Yesterday was the first day above 70 degrees since October.
And they are predicting a hot summer.
I'm predicting a LOT of trouble this summer, with prices of everything
going up a lot faster than salaries.




Huh, with the warm weather here the snow melted, my dog now has a yard to play in again, I do not have to pay much to heat the house, and I can now play golf again. Sounds like you might need to move to a different area and it may change your outlook a little bit




What rose colored world do you live in?

I think the OP is pretty spot on when talking about most larger city areas.

I bet shootings and theft percentage wise will be up this year, most then the last 10 years for most cities.


The only answer is stronger gun control
Link Posted: 4/17/2008 8:58:12 AM EST
Don't forget the more active than usual hurricane season! DOOOOOOOOOMED!
Link Posted: 4/17/2008 8:58:33 AM EST

Originally Posted By K2QB3:

Originally Posted By AlphaAlpha:

Originally Posted By The_Reaper:
It seems like we had an extra long winter.

The first time it warms up a little, we get shootings and heavy gang activity.

Police came to my neighborhood on Monday because of a large crowd,
and suspected gang activity. Punk kids ran through my yard to get
away from the cops.

Last night police made a crack in a case of a winter long armed robbery spree.
One of the guys they were after ran from police, and took shots at an officer.
Thug was put down. Several witnesses say the last shot came after the
thug was already on the ground. Most people seem to think it was a good shoot,
even if it legally wasn't.

Yesterday was the first day above 70 degrees since October.
And they are predicting a hot summer.
I'm predicting a LOT of trouble this summer, with prices of everything
going up a lot faster than salaries.




Huh, with the warm weather here the snow melted, my dog now has a yard to play in again, I do not have to pay much to heat the house, and I can now play golf again. Sounds like you might need to move to a different area and it may change your outlook a little bit


No kidding.

I can't imagine what could be keeping you in an area like that, the worst thing that's happened in my neighborhood in the last eight years was a punk kid was stealing car stereos one summer.


I met that kid one night in my car...

Link Posted: 4/17/2008 8:59:43 AM EST
We'll be telling our kids about this summer like our parents did with the summer on '68.
Link Posted: 4/17/2008 9:04:09 AM EST
Its been proven through scientific research that warmer weather brings about more crime anywhere in the world. People are move active in warmer weather, so they are more likely to break the law.
Link Posted: 4/17/2008 9:40:23 AM EST
Burn baby burn! I wonder why this stuff happens in big cities? When I was a kid cities were great places. something must have changed.

Dozens Involved In Wild Brawl In Nyack
Cops From 7 Departments Needed To Stop Massive Fight Involving Knives, Bats, Claw Hammers & Even An Ax
NYACK, N.Y. (CBS/AP) ― Police say two people have been injured and five people arrested after dozens fought in the streets of the Rockland County village of Nyack.

Orangetown police say fights among 40 to 50 people broke out Wednesday afternoon.

It took police officers from seven departments to finally break up the fights, which continued across Nyack for an hour.

Police say some involved in the fight were armed with knives, bats and an ax.

They say one man was stabbed and hit with a claw hammer; a second person was hit in the head with a hammer.

Both victims were treated and released from a hospital.

Police say they have arrested five people, including one of the injured, on charges including disorderly conduct, menacing, trespassing and possession of marijuana.
Link Posted: 4/17/2008 9:55:04 AM EST
This could be worse than Y2k.
Link Posted: 4/17/2008 10:00:09 AM EST

Originally Posted By MillerSHO:

Originally Posted By AlphaAlpha:

Originally Posted By The_Reaper:
It seems like we had an extra long winter.

The first time it warms up a little, we get shootings and heavy gang activity.

Police came to my neighborhood on Monday because of a large crowd,
and suspected gang activity. Punk kids ran through my yard to get
away from the cops.

Last night police made a crack in a case of a winter long armed robbery spree.
One of the guys they were after ran from police, and took shots at an officer.
Thug was put down. Several witnesses say the last shot came after the
thug was already on the ground. Most people seem to think it was a good shoot,
even if it legally wasn't.

Yesterday was the first day above 70 degrees since October.
And they are predicting a hot summer.
I'm predicting a LOT of trouble this summer, with prices of everything
going up a lot faster than salaries.




Huh, with the warm weather here the snow melted, my dog now has a yard to play in again, I do not have to pay much to heat the house, and I can now play golf again. Sounds like you might need to move to a different area and it may change your outlook a little bit




What rose colored world do you live in?

I think the OP is pretty spot on when talking about most larger city areas.

I bet shootings and theft percentage wise will be up this year, most then the last 10 years for most cities.


Must be the same one that I live in. I'm sure things are bad in other places, but I'm enjoying a beautiful spring here.
Link Posted: 4/17/2008 10:01:28 AM EST

Originally Posted By California_Kid:
In Iowa?




That's what I was thinking.

What are the names of some of these gangs? Corn huskers, oh wait, they just act like a gang off the court.
Link Posted: 4/17/2008 10:17:30 AM EST

Originally Posted By 338winmag:

Originally Posted By California_Kid:
In Iowa?




That's what I was thinking.

What are the names of some of these gangs? Corn huskers, oh wait, they just act like a gang off the court.


Its called MS-13. Trust me.
Link Posted: 4/17/2008 10:25:13 AM EST
[Last Edit: 4/17/2008 10:30:25 AM EST by whyzdom]
MS13, Latin Kings, you name it and they are here in the quad cities. In the shooting the OP is talking about an East Moline, IL police officer was serving a warrant on the suspected armed robber. The robber shot the officer twice trying to escape, but received 3 hits back which ended his life. The officer is in the hospital in critical condition (as of yesterday).


What you should understand about the Quad Cities is that it's only 3 hours max from Chicago. In Davenport, IA (right across the Mississippi River) they were also executing a warrant on another suspect at the same time as the warrant in East Moline was executed; however; unlike East Moline.. a small riot started.


Anyhow, say a prayer for the officer that got shot while trying to do his duty.
Link Posted: 4/17/2008 10:27:22 AM EST

Originally Posted By -Duke-Nukem-:

Originally Posted By 338winmag:

Originally Posted By California_Kid:
In Iowa?




That's what I was thinking.

What are the names of some of these gangs? Corn huskers, oh wait, they just act like a gang off the court.


Its called MS-13. Trust me.


No, it is Vice Lords, Latin Kings, Gangster Disciples, Westside Mafia, Lowriders, etc.

Mostly blacks and latinos.

I don't think we have seen any MS-13 yet. Thank god.
Link Posted: 4/17/2008 10:28:08 AM EST
Did everyone forget about the Olympics?

It's poised to be the biggest event of the decade.
Link Posted: 4/17/2008 10:28:18 AM EST

Originally Posted By whyzdom:
MS13, Latin Kings, you name it and they are here in the quad cities. In the shooting the OP is talking about an East Moline, IL police officer was serving a warrant on the suspected armed robber. The robber shot the officer twice trying to escape, but received 3 hits back which ended his life. The officer is in the hospital in critical condition (as of yesterday).


What you should understand about the Quad Cities is that it's only 3 hours max from Chicago. In Davenport, IA (right across the Mississippi River) they were also executing a warrant on another suspect at the same time as the warrant in East Moline was executed; however; unlike East Moline.. a small riot started.


Anyhow, say a prayer for the officer that got show while trying to do his duty.


According to the QC Times, (online) the officer has been released from the hospital.

Link Posted: 4/17/2008 10:32:29 AM EST

Originally Posted By The_Reaper:

Originally Posted By whyzdom:
MS13, Latin Kings, you name it and they are here in the quad cities. In the shooting the OP is talking about an East Moline, IL police officer was serving a warrant on the suspected armed robber. The robber shot the officer twice trying to escape, but received 3 hits back which ended his life. The officer is in the hospital in critical condition (as of yesterday).


What you should understand about the Quad Cities is that it's only 3 hours max from Chicago. In Davenport, IA (right across the Mississippi River) they were also executing a warrant on another suspect at the same time as the warrant in East Moline was executed; however; unlike East Moline.. a small riot started.


Anyhow, say a prayer for the officer that got show while trying to do his duty.


According to the QC Times, (online) the officer has been released from the hospital.




You are probably right. I was watching channel 6 lastnight and they said Critical... I just googled it and it came up that he was in fair condition so he probably was released. I wonder what the full story is and if it will be revealed.
Link Posted: 4/17/2008 10:36:10 AM EST
Just because the perp is on the ground does not mean he is no longer a threat.
Link Posted: 4/17/2008 10:36:47 AM EST

Originally Posted By HUMONGO:
We'll be telling our kids about this summer like our parents did with the summer on '68.


and 70

and 71

and 72

and 73

and 74

and 75

and 76

and 77

and 78

and 79

and 80

and 81 on.

The sky isnt falling. I promise.
Link Posted: 4/17/2008 10:37:28 AM EST

Originally Posted By The_Reaper:
It seems like we had an extra long winter.

The first time it warms up a little, we get shootings and heavy gang activity.

Police came to my neighborhood on Monday because of a large crowd,
and suspected gang activity. Punk kids ran through my yard to get
away from the cops.

Last night police made a crack in a case of a winter long armed robbery spree.
One of the guys they were after ran from police, and took shots at an officer.
Thug was put down. Several witnesses say the last shot came after the
thug was already on the ground. Most people seem to think it was a good shoot,
even if it legally wasn't.

Yesterday was the first day above 70 degrees since October.
And they are predicting a hot summer.
I'm predicting a LOT of trouble this summer, with prices of everything
going up a lot faster than salaries.




Link Posted: 4/17/2008 10:38:55 AM EST
Story Here

EAST MOLINE -- An East Moline police officer was wounded and an armed robbery suspect killed by gunfire near 17th Street and 10th Avenue shortly after 5 p.m. Wednesday. (Map)
Dead is Kelton Trice, 21, of 1005 17th St., East Moline. He died at Genesis Medical Center, Illini Campus, in Silvis.

Police declined to identify the officer who was being treated at a local hospital. East Moline Mayor John Thodos said the officer was shot twice, but that a bullet-proof vest prevented serious injury.

"It's my understanding our officer is OK," said Mayor Thodos.

About 5:15 p.m. Wednesday, East Moline police went to the neighborhood around Mr. Trice's house to serve an arrest warrant against him, according to Rene Sandoval of the Illinois State Police. The warrant accused Mr. Trice of taking part in the April 9 armed robbery at a Gas N Dash Mart, 809 19th St. East Moline.

Mr. Sandoval provided no details on how Wednesday's shootings occurred, saying the investigation remained ongoing.

DeShawn Conwell, 16, was among the people gathered near the scene. He said he saw a man he knew as "Kelton" running down the street when a police officer shot him. He said he believed six to eight shots were fired.

He also said he did not see "Kelton" with a gun.

Emalia Sancen, a friend of Mr. Trice who lives at 428 16th Ave., East Moline, said Mr. Trice was with her and a group of other people at Watertown Memorial Park on the corner of 8th Avenue and 17th Street before the shooting. Mr. Trice, she said, did not appear to have a weapon.

Ms. Sancen said a police officer started to approach Mr. Trice as he was walking toward his grandmother's house with a friend. At that point, she said, Mr. Trice asked her to drive him to his grandmother's house, but before he could get in the car, an officer ran toward Mr. Trice. The officer attempted to restrain Mr. Trice, she said, but Mr. Trice ran down an alley.

"I drove to the alley trying to meet up with him there," she said. She added that Mr. Trice never reached her car but, instead, ran down another alley. Ms. Sancen said she then drove to the area where the shooting occurred.

Ms. Sancen said she did not see Mr. Trice get shot, but that she heard seven shots and saw Mr. Trice on the ground.

In the hours after the shooting, about nine squad cars were in the emergency room parking lot at Genesis Medical Center, Illini Campus. Several police officers, and people who appeared to be members of Mr. Trice's family and friends, waited for information in the hospital's emergency room.

Both groups declined to talk to a reporter.

The shootings were being investigated by the Quad Cities Public Integrity Task Force, according to Mr. Sandoval, who heads the task force. The group of local police agencies and Illinois State Police look into police-related shootings.

According to Rock Island County Court records, Mr. Trice pleaded guilty to charges of aggravated battery in May 2006, reckless discharge of a firearm in December 2005 and misdemeanor battery in May 2005.

He was charged with felony battery of a school employee in 2005, but was found not guilty. Mr. Trice also has been charged with a host of traffic offenses and several other misdemeanors.

The shootings in East Moline capped 24 hours of violence, all connected with suspects in a recent string of Quad-Cities armed robberies.

The first incident occurred about 5 p.m. Tuesday when Moline police were called to the area of 4th Avenue and 45th Street where a man was said to be walking down the street with a gun in his hand. The man fired three shots at the first police officer who arrived; one shot shattered the rear windshield of the police car.

Authorities believe Devon D. Dixon, 20, of Bettendorf, was that man and that he later pointed a gun at a second officer but didn't fire. He later was arrested without incident.

On Wednesday, police charged Mr. Dixon with committing three recent armed robberies. The first was Feb. 27 at the Burke Cleaners, 210 W. 1st St., Milan; the second was April 2 at the Subway restaurant at 2240 37th St, Moline; and the third was April 9 at a Gas N Dash Mart, 809 19th St. East Moline.

Mr. Dixon also has been charged with two counts of first-degree robbery in Scott County in relation to robberies at two Davenport hotels last month. The first was March 17 at the La Quinta Motel and the second was March 29 at the Super 8 Motel, according to the Davenport Police Department.

Also charged in the three Illinois holdups is Juan Salazar, 21, Moline. He also is in custody, although details of when and where he was arrested were not immediately available. Each man was being held on $200,000 bail Wednesday afternoon, according to the Rock Island County Jail.

The next court dates for Mr. Salazar and Mr. Dixon are set for April 22.

Authorities also were looking for two other people they believe were involved with the other suspects.

Alyssa Ramos, 20, Rock Island, was charged in a warrant with one count of armed robbery, court records state. It is believed she took part in the Subway robbery.

Bobby Edward Thompson Jr., 19, has been charged in a warrant with attempted armed robbery and aggravated battery with a firearm, according to the Rock Island County Court records. He is accused of shooting an employee of Domino's Pizza, 734 Avenue of the Cities, East Moline, in the leg with a .22-caliber pistol during a March 20 robbery. Authorities believe two robbers were involved in that crime.

(Both were reported in custody this morning (Thursday) at the Rock Island County Jail.)

On Wednesday, at the scene of the East Moline shootings, Rock Island County State's Attorney Jeff Terronez said the Domino's robbery was linked to the other crimes. He could not provide further details, however.

Police in riot gear were deployed to the neighborhood around the shooting late Wednesday.

Details of why the armored police were called to the area were not immediately available. A lot of shouting was heard from people in the area, but no physical confrontations were observed.

"It didn't have to escalate at all," said Sharayon Hopson, who lives in the neighborhood, "They (police) shouldn't be out here with a spotlight. They turned it into a big freak show."

She added that Mr. Trice was trying to enter the Army.

"He talked to a recruiter about a month and a half ago," she said. "He wasn't a saint, but he was trying to turn his life around."

An autopsy of Mr. Trice will be conducted today, according to the county coroner's office.
Link Posted: 4/17/2008 10:58:13 AM EST

Originally Posted By The_Reaper:
It seems like we had an extra long winter.




Global warming. No such thing as long cold winters anymore. Don't you listen to the media?
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