Saturday, June 5, 2010

DC's Hot Summer Busts Out

We had a bust-up on the Metro. 15 kids arguing with one kid about Air Jordan shoes in front of his mother. The group calls 16 more kids and jump the one kid at Union Station.  Supposedly this is all the details, but I don't know. A replica of a gun (uh-huh) and a B-B gun were recovered at the scene of the conflagration. So I guess we have some wildings on Transit.

I am going to start planning for this now. Exit is one problem. The other problem on underground transit is sometimes your cell doesn't work down there.

We have had some gang shootings earlier in the year. Not like this is new. But we are starting to get our 100 degree temps in the afternoon.

Best wishes to the Metro Transit police and staff, and 

Best Wishes to the Metro PD, out there saving our now-frying bacon.


Argent said...

Heat really does seem to do something to people's brains, doesn't it? Add crowds and an enclosed space and whoosh! I really feel for the people who have to deal with that kind of thing on a daily basis, I couldn't.

Ann T. said...

Dear Argent,
It does seem to give everyone a bad temper!

I am with you: I hate crowds, especially in the heat.

Thanks for stopping by!
Ann T.

Bob G. said...

I heard one of our police officers refer to the summer as "idiot season"...seems to fit these days.

What I recall from the METRO, that USED to be a one of the SAFEST ways to travel around th D.C. area.

WTH happened?

ANd it doesn't matter if you're on foot, in a vehicles, or on public transit.
Stupid always IS, as stupid always DOES.

Stay safe out there.

Ann T. said...

Dear Bob,
I'll say what you didn't about the idiot factor--this was over SHOES. Or not really--it was about pride, or whatever.

I think forewarned is the best, plus as you know, we've talked about this over at SGT Says. I'm going to think out the what-ifs a little bit just for prep.

So, yes, I will stay safe. You too!

Thanks a bunch!
Ann T.

Momma Fargo said...

It's summertime, lady! The brains are defrosted. Look out! :)

I got your back. ;)

The Observer said...

Ann T:
Yeah, it's getting hot around here too.

Stay safe out there.

the Observer

Ann T. said...

Dear Momma Fargo,
And when the brains defrost, they just seem a little 'off'.

Oh, if there's anything I know--
I know you got my back! And guess what. I will get yours too, although my talents are somewhat different.

Ann T.

Ann T. said...

Dear The Observer,
Yes, you wrote about wildings over at your place. What a mess. I guess we all have some thinking to do.

Be safe yourself, my dear Observer,
and I will too.

Ann T.

Unknown said...

The gansta/bad guy zombies are always more active in the summer.

When I worked at BSO our dispatch center was on the 7th floor of the building in district 5(?) if I remember right. AKA: not a good neighborhood. We weren't allowed out on the balcony (smoking area) from May 1st till Sept 30th. And Dec 31st. The natives liked to waste ammo apparently and we were easy targets. pffffffft.

Ann T. said...

Dear peedee,
I never thought about a balcony restriction, ooh ick.

The New Years' one makes sense to me, all the firecrackers plus people shooting guns. I have been in a crowd where someone died of a falling bullet from across the river before. if someone was aiming, no one would know.

Thank goodness you made it through this and many other perils,