Wednesday, November 25, 2009

In the City of HotWinds, Explosive Developments

Life is getting exciting where I live.
1. Yesterday, they arrested someone for (allegedly) throwing a Molotov cocktail four blocks from my condominium. He was protesting, but he didn't stick around long enough for anyone to read his placard. He was apprehended, but now they won't say what his issue was. (Maybe ambivalence.)

2. Five days before, Maryland police arrested (thank you very much) 19 members of the Royal Lion Tribe of the Latin Kings for (allegedly) throwing Molotov cocktails at a house in a Hot Winds satellite city called Rockville. In the spirit of interstate cooperation, NYPD also arrested a few of those 19 up in their city.

The article at the Washpost looks like it was longer, and then butchered to fit. It therefore makes no logical sense. While my guess is that this house was bombed over drug distribution, or perhaps consolidation of leadership, the article does not say.

3. But, apparently the spirit of interstate cooperation is alive-n-well for the gangs, too, since the new improved Maryland chapter of the Latin Kings recently visited  LK headquarters in Chicago and New York.
Marylanders, felicidades! We're all hooked up. The state flag is even the right colors: Yellow, black, and red. I wouldn't be surprised if it started showing up on the street in decorative apparel.


Capt. Schmoe said...

Ahh! The venrable Molotov. Easy to make, easy to use and so indiscriminate in function.The perfect tool for the sociopathic miscreant.

Just hope they don't get the wrong house.

Thanks for the post.

Ann T. said...

Dear Captain Schmoe,
You make this sound so commonplace! Please, I would like more information on this.

Not how to make one, of course--I can find that far too easily--but the reason for your weary resignation!

Ann T.