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Posted: Mar 26, 2008 4:23 pm
 
apparently this fine gent robbed someone at gunpoint in front of celtic crossing last weekend, in front of other people...

this is from a letter to the head of the cooper young business association-

.... I need to let you know that we are experiencing a robbery problem in Cooper Young area. This morning, around 0830, three people were robbed out front of their home in the 1800 block of York. We had MANY cars in the area, plus a bike patrol at the time. Please remind the residents to call us on when they see suspicious activity. This subject was wearing sunglasses, a hoodie type jacket, approx 23 YOA, armed with black revolver. He took money, wallet, credit cards and jewelry.


Billy Garrett
Colonel - Union Station
Memphis Police Department
Posted: Mar 26, 2008 4:29 pm
 
Was this on Friday? We had food delivered that night, and the driver told me to be careful, that there was a guy walking around with a gun a couple of blocks over.
Posted: Mar 26, 2008 4:33 pm
 
This subject was wearing sunglasses, a hoodie type jacket,

Is this him?

Seriously though, I was at Yvonnes shop today and they finally put bars on the front door because of all the recent robberies in the area. I guess the head shop was hit not too long ago?

You guys look over both shoulders when locking those places up at night.
Posted: Mar 26, 2008 4:51 pm
 
Is this him?

kinda looks like a Black Lips
Posted: Mar 28, 2008 1:31 pm
 
I live in Cooper-Young and caught a guy breaking into our car around 4am last week. (If you subscribe to that Memphis PD Cyber Watch for the Cooper-Young area, my address is scrolled across the top of the page. Nice. )Although I looked like a hot mess in my 15-yr old nightie, I scared the shit outta him. I've never seen a thug scurry before, but man did he scurry! The bastard got away before I could get his tag number, though. Next time, instead of calling the cops, I'm calling my neighbors and we're going to handle it vigilante-style.
Posted: Mar 28, 2008 1:34 pm
 
my car was broken into on felix/barksdale recently
Posted: Mar 28, 2008 2:47 pm
 
I'm calling my neighbors and we're going to handle it vigilante-style

seriously, man. Summer's coming and it's probably going to get out of hand. Time to mount up.





(i'm only partly joking)
Posted: Mar 28, 2008 3:20 pm
 
So I take it those two cops on horseback I saw near the drum shop yesterday aren't alleviating the situation?
Posted: Mar 28, 2008 4:29 pm
 
I've never seen a thug scurry before

Have your significant other yell for you to get the gun. Then you'll see some scurrying. Over a six foot fence. In 2 seconds. While dropping a circular saw and a jigsaw.

That being said, it's a known fact that colored people have an extra bone in their ankle that enables them to jump high and run really, really fast, so it was no surprise he got away.

I'd discuss this more but I have to go to the Civil Rights museum for the lecture on Baseball and the Civil rights movement.
Posted: Mar 28, 2008 9:46 pm
 
they're gonna talk about it on the channel 5 news tonight
Posted: Mar 28, 2008 10:12 pm
 
hmm there was a story about a local table fucker too!
Posted: Mar 28, 2008 10:52 pm
 
saw the table dude. i couldn't flip it in time.

was the robbery story on?
Posted: Mar 28, 2008 11:22 pm
 
hmm there was a story about a local table fucker too!

???
Posted: Mar 28, 2008 11:35 pm
 
???

Man busted sticking his willie in the umbrella hole of the patio furniture.
Repeatedly.
During the day.
Near a school.
Posted: Mar 28, 2008 11:36 pm
 
was the robbery story on?

yeah it was the first story. they interviewed a few people and were talking about the cops on horses.

hmm there was a story about a local table fucker too!

???


he was fucking the hole for the umbrella. apparently someone made a video. people were pissed cuz he lives near a school.
Posted: Mar 29, 2008 5:21 am
 
ran one off my driveway when i got home. was looking into a window and then as i was walking up (quietly) he opened my always unlocked car door and started checking it out. tried to sneak up on him but was too drunk. he heard me and jumped out. he considered giving me a go, but i think was just trying to scare me. didn't work, so he bolted. chased him down evelyn, but just too out of shape to keep up. know exactly what he looks like though and i'll be watchin.
Posted: Mar 29, 2008 5:39 am
 
holy shit.
went out just now to have cigarette and a guy saw me out there and still started blatantly looking in the cars. got my bat from inside, and he said, " what the fuck are you going to do with that white boy?" was in my socks but ran immediately at him and he took off. to far away from the start to have any shot at catching him especially in the socks. fucking a. i'm going to sit out on my porch waiting for a few days now. i want to get my hands on somebody. they think cooper young is full of scared white folks. someone needs to send a message. so pissed. so fucking pissed. i'm getting some police mace and seriously going to lie in wait. can't believe that happened an hour and a half after the last incident.
Posted: Mar 29, 2008 5:40 am
 
when my car was jacked everybody said i was stupid for jumping in it and trying to stop him. i know property is not worth my life, but i'm not taking this lying down anymore.
Posted: Mar 29, 2008 9:01 am
 
two words: Shot gun.
Posted: Mar 29, 2008 10:15 am
 
two words: Shot gun.

Indeed. We used to have a double barrel in our closet in our first Memphis apartment; never even had to get it out, but never felt safe with it just sitting there either...is there a way to lock the triggers on these things? I don't know shit about such things, but I am about to learn. I am sick of this shit and the waiting to be back in Memphis just hearing about all this ridiculousness is driving me insane.
Posted: Mar 29, 2008 10:27 am
 
Well, I keep the shotgun in the closet next to the bed. The shells are on the upper shelf. Sometimes when I'm feeling paranoid, I practice jumping out of bed, grabbing the gun, and sticking a couple shells in it. Don't ever keep a loaded gun around, obviously. The shells are birdshot, which probably wouldn't kill anybody except at very close range, but would leave a nice coating of lead on your ass. I've only had to use it once, when my girlfriend spotted a peeping tom on our porch. I opened the front door, stepped out and cocked the shotgun. He was naked except for a hat and tennis shoes. He ran off at high speed, balls flapping, and I was laughing too hard to even think about shooting. Ah, Midtown.
Posted: Mar 29, 2008 11:16 am
 
Indeed. We used to have a double barrel in our closet in our first Memphis apartment; never even had to get it out, but never felt safe with it just sitting there either...is there a way to lock the triggers on these things? I don't know shit about such things, but I am about to learn.
I imagine there locks but you would lose precious seconds when you neeeded to get to it. If it's a double barrel and there are no kids in the apartment, just keep it loaded but broken open, out of sight. Modern double barrels also have a safety.
Posted: Mar 29, 2008 11:45 am
 
Thanks--there are no kids, so that plan is safe enough. How much do they cost new?

I will never forget in Dr. Bass' anthropology class at UT when his students showed us the slide of a body whose head had been blasted away by a little old black lady with a shotgun when she had come to her door trying to break in. It was unrecognizable.
Posted: Mar 29, 2008 1:24 pm
 
man I know I've mentioned it before, but you CY folks really ought to think about pooling resources and hiring a security co. a la Phelps to patrol your hood. I'm incredibly lucky that my modest street butts up against the rich crackers in Central Gardens. I see that truck creeping by at about 10 mph probably three times a day (and I'm sure they come through more when I'm at work). Now I really can't speak to the efficacy of their presence, but I gotta say, it does wonders for my peace of mind.
Posted: Mar 29, 2008 1:24 pm
 
So I take it those two cops on horseback I saw near the drum shop yesterday aren't alleviating the situation?

unless their names are Wyatt and Virgil, I 'spect not.
Posted: Mar 29, 2008 1:40 pm
 
How much do they cost new?
Price varies according to manufacturer and retailer. Pawn shops usually have double barrels. I got this 12 gauge last year for $350 : http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a160/Rumpleforeskin_/BAIKAL20COACHGU N.jpg
Posted: Mar 29, 2008 2:04 pm | Edited by: Memphis Weirdo
 
How much do they cost new?

URL

I recently shopped around and bought the above-linked, 12 gauge, pump action Remington guy... NEW.

Range USA in Bartlett had it for $315. After sales tax and the $10 fee for the 10 minute background check, it totaled around $350.
Posted: Mar 29, 2008 2:10 pm
 
The Remington 870 is carried in many squad cars and often carried by the point man on Marine Corps. patrols in Vietnam. Good choice. Buy a box of 00 Buck to feed it with.
Posted: Mar 29, 2008 2:15 pm
 
A caveat: If you buy a 12 gauge ,you should find a place out in the country to test fire it. They kick like a Missouri mule.
Posted: Mar 29, 2008 2:20 pm
 
I'm incredibly lucky that my modest street butts up against the rich crackers in Central Gardens.

We're moving to Central Gardens; to my aunt's house first, then hopefully, to the last bastion of Central Gardens, close to Central HS. We still are in the neighborhood and will be contributing to keeping that little car creeping.

I still have an interest in being a gun owner. I would not be surprised if my aunt kept my grandfather's hunting rifles around and I will simply come across one when moving into the house.
Posted: Mar 29, 2008 2:21 pm
 
This is the funniest post I've seen on the board in some time.
Posted: Mar 29, 2008 2:22 pm
 
The Remington 870

How smooth is the pump action? Porno gun talk, here we come!

No, seriously.
Posted: Mar 29, 2008 2:24 pm
 
This is the funniest post I've seen on the board in some time.

Is this because you have known me forever and simply cannot see me being a gun-toting social worker?
Posted: Mar 29, 2008 2:25 pm
 
If you buy a 12 gauge ,you should find a place out in the country to test fire it.

DEFINITELY. If you didn't grow up shooting, you have to go out in the woods somewhere (NOT Overton Park) and have some fun murdering 2-liter coke bottles or something. You have to be comfortable and familiar with it. You definitely don't want to be feeling like you are holding a rattlesnake if you ever have to REALLY use it.
Posted: Mar 29, 2008 2:29 pm
 
How smooth is the pump action?

It's very smooth and easy. Once you practice a little and get thoroughly used to it, it's as natural as...

How 'bout a date?
Posted: Mar 29, 2008 2:29 pm | Edited by: saispas
 
Luckily I have shot guns before, but this was in the Arkansas Days. Considering there is a 99% chance I will be employed over there I am sure finding people to go shooting with won't be too tough.
Posted: Mar 29, 2008 2:44 pm
 
Go to the Loosahatchie River bottoms on the way to Shelby Forest. I called the cops and asked if I could shoot there and they said no prob, just be careful. Some dead 40 oz. coke bottles down there now, lemme tell ya. Also, if you get birdshot, your gun won't kick nearly as bad as with buckshot.
Posted: Mar 29, 2008 4:10 pm
 
He was naked except for a hat and tennis shoes. He ran off at high speed, balls flapping, and I was laughing too hard to even think about shooting. Ah, Midtown.

Was he wearing a tennis hat too? This is how I envisioned it; sorta like a naked Bobby Riggs.
Posted: Mar 29, 2008 4:33 pm
 
White guy, dark baseball cap, white tennis shoes. This was over near IC catholic school on York a few years back, late on on a hot summer night. He ran toward a wooded area by the railroad tracks.
Posted: Mar 29, 2008 8:59 pm
 
That being said, it's a known fact that colored people have an extra bone in their ankle that enables them to jump high and run really, really fast, so it was no surprise he got away.
Goddammit Jerry. And you just got off restriction - you're not going to see the light of day mister! You also have to go to the Davis lecture while I'm out of town.

Jay, I am totally picturing you in your Capn's hat with your shotgun. Awesome. You guys had some trouble over there?
Posted: Mar 29, 2008 9:01 pm
 
Highway Star, is your car pre-fuel injection? You ought to undo the cap every night. Who's going to take the time to figure out why it won't start?
Posted: Mar 30, 2008 4:33 am
 
they aren't trying to take my car they were just trying to get in and steal stuff out of them. my car is always unlocked and i challenge any car thief to warm the glow plugs while hot wiring it. the last guy that stole it just ditched after scoring the music equipment. don't warm it up anymore unless i stay in it now.
Posted: Mar 30, 2008 5:52 am
 
You guys had some trouble over there?

Yeah, pregnant woman 5 houses away from me got shot in the face by a lowlife crackhead. It was on the news for a brief while, but quickly disappeared because it happened on the same day that they discovered the Lester Street shit.
Posted: Mar 30, 2008 9:03 am
 
Holy crap! I didn't hear anything about that! Hopefullly, it was an isolated incident - you guys should actually be relatively okay over there.
Posted: Mar 31, 2008 6:43 am
 
OK VE folks, looks like no one is immune... a friend of mine was held up at gun point on her front porch last evening. She's on Evergreen between Tutwiler and Jackson.
Posted: Mar 31, 2008 7:39 am
 
Is she okay? Do I know her? That sucks.
Posted: Mar 31, 2008 9:24 am
 
yeah, it was Anna. I think she's fine. I got an email from her that was more snarky than "oh hey I'm in the hospital."
Posted: Mar 31, 2008 10:31 am
 
a friend of a friend's very pregnant wife got carjacked thursday night -- luckily she was driving a cadillac, and onstar kicked in and locked the ignition after the guy drove a few blocks. I heard he's already in custody.

Brent's Anna? man, that sucks. we were hanging out friday...

I keep thinking gang initiations have started, but the guy who jacked the caddy was older...
Posted: Mar 31, 2008 10:42 am
 
Brent's Anna?

? I don't think so.

So wit the onstar deal, just the ignition locks? It would be so freaking sweet if the doors locked from the outside, too, and the perp was imprisoned in your vehicle until the cops arrived. Or if you wanted, you know, to "handle" it yourself.
Posted: Mar 31, 2008 10:52 am
 
I think the engine shuts down? but you don't want it to shut down right in front of you, unless, yep, the doors locked too! the guy used her credit card to order an escort! that's how he got caught!

well, whichever Anna it is, that sucks!
Posted: Mar 31, 2008 11:11 am
 
Where do you even buy mace? I swear, I can't believe I don't know this shit.
Posted: Mar 31, 2008 11:17 am
 
they sell it at walgreens here!
Posted: Mar 31, 2008 11:57 am
 
Of course they do!

Right next to the talking nail files?
Posted: Mar 31, 2008 5:29 pm
 
Shapiro Uniforms
Rangemaster

Don't use pepper spray unless you've got somewhere to run.
Posted: Mar 31, 2008 6:25 pm
 
If you use pepper spray and they've got a gun can't they still shoot you?
Posted: Mar 31, 2008 8:45 pm
 
Oh, yeah. I mean, if someone's already holding you at gunpoint, you're kinda reduced to giving them what they want and waiting for it to be over. Now, if what they want is to shoot you, well, take your chances and go from there.
Pepper spray is a way to change the mind of a non-dedicated assailant or to slow a dedicated one while you are either getting away or shooting them. When it works it causes pain, difficulty breathing, difficulty seeing. But it is dependent on the reaction of the person sprayed - if pain doesn't bother them, if they don't snot up, then there's nothing keeping them from doing whatever they want.
What I meant before was "if you're robbed on your front porch, don't spray someone and then think it's over."
Posted: Mar 31, 2008 8:51 pm
 
I have been robbed at (sawed off shotgun) gunpoint. And, believe me, pepper spray was the furthest thing from my mind.
How much pain can a person shooting a pregnant woman in the face feel? I'd think they'd be oblivious to any kind of pyschic or physical pain.

I was awake all Saturday night because my dogs started going nuts and my motion lights were on at 1:30 a.m. I didn't go back to sleep til 5 because I was alone and scared. I've started sleeping with the phone. It sucks.
Posted: Mar 31, 2008 9:14 pm
 
I think that pepper spray is more about the person who carries it feeling safe. An old friend of mine sprayed it in his attic apartment when I was in there and I thought I was going to DIE!

And, yeah, if someone is shoving a gun in my gut/face/wherever, they are getting everything including the PIN number if they bother asking. Just leave me be.

I used to have a butterfly knife when I lived in Ft. Sanders in Knoxville for all those drunken walks home at 3 AM. I loved it. I want another one. Who sells good knives in Memphis?
Posted: Apr 1, 2008 10:08 am
 
I'd check the pawn shops for a good knife, Saispas. -Or go to a store that sells hunting and camping equipment and scope out the buck knives. You can find butterfly knives and switch baldes, occasionally (I've heard), at some flea markets. Personally, I'm not much into hand-to-hand combat which is why I've got a .38 Special. I first need to take the 5-6 hour class in order to keep it (legally) in my purse/ concealed, though. And, Saispas, as a fellow social worker, I think carrying a handgun in Memphis is critical for our safety.

By the way, I cannot believe I'm actually advocating gun ownership. 5 years ago, I wouldn't even consider such a thing.
Posted: Apr 1, 2008 10:14 am
 
Where do you even buy mace?

I buy my pepper spray at the Army Surplus store on Highland. I recommend that you practice spraying it somewhere before you actually need to use it and make sure you are mindful of the direction the wind is blowing. You never want to find out that the pepper spray you purchased is a dud (or has expired) when you actually have to use it.
Posted: Apr 1, 2008 10:29 am
 
You never want to find out that the pepper spray you purchased is a dud (or has expired) when you actually have to use it.

in the police dept class i took in order to get the certificate to buy mace (in california), they recommended that you spray a shot of it once a month to make sure its still potent. you don't spray yourself obviously, but away from you and you can pretty much tell. its worth it to take a safety class in the use of these sprays. you'll learn who it works on (stoned/high, drunk people don't respond as well/quickly as sober people), etc
Posted: Apr 1, 2008 10:34 am
 
you'll learn who it works on (stoned/high, drunk people don't respond as well/quickly as sober people), etc

It doesn't work well (or sometimes at all) on people with psychosis, either.
Posted: Apr 1, 2008 10:35 am
 
And, Saispas, as a fellow social worker, I think carrying a handgun in Memphis is critical for our safety.

Yeah, I hear you loud and clear. Looks like I will be practicing over in West Memphis/Marion though, which means I will need to protect myself from the cops.

OK, here goes the gun stuff! Damn.
Posted: Apr 1, 2008 10:43 am
 
Yeah, I hear you loud and clear. Looks like I will be practicing over in West Memphis/Marion though, which means I will need to protect myself from the cops.

You already found a job??? Do tell! E-mail me if you still have my address.
Posted: Apr 1, 2008 11:15 am
 
some updates, some concerns...

so my friend was totally ok, the dude basically pushed her onto the porch, pointed the gun and took her purse. She went to a friend's house about a block away and called the police. They responded quickly, asked her if she could describe him in detail and if she felt comfortable ID'ing him. She did. OK so then they proceeded to sweep the area, bringing ANY BLACK GENTLEMAN strolling through VE over TO THE FRIEND'S HOUSE and asking her if the obviously confused (not to mention rather insulted I'd imagine) guy they'd rounded up was the perp. She was incredibly uncomfortable with this whole scenario and after the third guy she pretty much demanded that they stop doing this on her fucking block in front of her friend's fucking house.

I mean, I appreciate their quick response and tenacity, but seriously is this standard OP for MPD? Genius.
Posted: Apr 1, 2008 11:49 am
 
proceeded to sweep the area, bringing ANY BLACK GENTLEMAN strolling through VE over TO THE FRIEND'S HOUSE and asking her if the obviously confused (not to mention rather insulted I'd imagine) guy they'd rounded up was the perp.

The ostensible definition of racial profiling.

In CY, the cop who responded to my call a few weeks ago (concerning a guy breaking into cars on my street, including ours) had a curious point of view, as well. Although I reported to the (white) cop that the guy I caught was NOT BLACK, he asked me, "so this was a black guy, right?" When I told him "no" he wasn't, the cop then asked, "but his partner was black, right?" Again, NO! The thug was working alone- no black people involved whatsoever! Jeez.
Posted: Apr 1, 2008 12:23 pm
 
I shoulda mentioned in my last post that she was very precise in her description: short (not much taller than she), skinny, probably 22 or so. The police came back with all manners of suspects. guys over 6 ft., one guy that was probably close to 50., etc.
Posted: Apr 1, 2008 12:27 pm
 
"but his partner was black, right?"

the same thing happened on the sarah silverman show -- hilarious there but not in reality!
Posted: Apr 1, 2008 12:30 pm
 
Off subject, slightly, and far more light-hearted, I have one of the best Memphis cop/racism stories ever.
Posted: Apr 1, 2008 12:42 pm
 
Off subject, slightly, and far more light-hearted, I have one of the best Memphis cop/racism stories ever.


Do tell! I think we could use a pick-me-up.
Posted: Apr 1, 2008 1:16 pm | Edited by: Jack Stands
 
Around the time they were building the appartments next to Redbirds stadium, my band was practicing at the Rehersal Complex at 296 Monroe. Mostly "Nu-Metal" bands (Saliva practiced there at the time!), and small hip-hop studios.
One of the hip-hop guys was walking around the building when our guitar player was playing scales or something silly, and he stopped in. He liked what he heard, and asked Jason if he would play some stuff on a track they were working on for a hip-hop group named (wait for it) "Shhhhhh". As in "hush" (Orang Mound, represent).
Jason agreed, went down and made short work of it. That was it, except a few weeks later, Shhhhh had finished production and were going to drop their joint on the streets at a party at Headliners on Brooks Road (converted roller skating rink). They asked Jason if he would play the set with him. He said "sure", but asked me to come along.
We went down there in his pick-up truck the afternoon of the show. There were only a few people there, but they were looking at us pretty hard. We decided to go down the street and eat at Topps. When it was dark, we went back. Rolled into the parking lot again, but it was more croweded, and we got even more looks. With the windows down, you could overhear dudes assuring their girlfriends "It's alright, it's just two white dudes". We parked, loaded up, and marched the gear in like we had a purpose. Got stopped by security, and they asked why we were there. Jason explained he was playing guitar for one of the acts. The security guard actually looked suprised and happy, "Oh! Oh, yeah, Come on in!"
Nobody talked to us for a while, and the crowd was getting bigger and bigger. We stood against the wall with the gear, waiting for Shhhhhh. We were asked a few times "I don't mean to be rude, but, what are y'all doing here?" We explained each time, and eventually Shhhhhh showed up. They weren't ready yet, but they suggested we get some drinks. We did. We shot pool. People started to eventually warm up to us, and even told us they were glad we came, because dudes like us "usually don't come to these kinds of events". Everybody was having a great time, dancing, acting fools, mingling, and the crowd was HUGE. Shhhhhh was going on in a bit, and I was looking forward to it.
Until the TACT team showed up.
They were looking for someone specific, but they really didn't let anyone know it. They had guns out. The lights were turned on. Every black male was lined up against the wall. This is important, because they didn't line us up. They left us standing by ourselves on the other side of the rink. I think both of us were trying to hold on to the lone guitar case, because the black males were now all facing us. We would have been o.k. maybe, until two older, white cops ready for retirement came over and stood right next to us. They didn't say anything, they just stood next to us. Jason and I kept side-stepping slowly to put some distance between us and the old dudes, but they would side step with us. There is no way, this could have looked good. Then they started trying to joke with us, laughing REALLY loud, like we were old buddies, or something. We just stared at the ground.
After a bit, we grabbed the stuff and started heading for the door. This is about the time the emcee was shouting through the microphone on stage "Now y'all know if we were playing Elvis and country music, you wouldn't even be here now!" We were heading for the door tho the truck, but all of our new found friends looked at us like we were snitches. We went home. Not sure how that night ever turned out for them, because we never saw Shhhhh again.
Posted: Apr 1, 2008 2:39 pm
 
With the windows down, you could overhear dudes assuring their girlfriends "It's alright, it's just two white dudes".

This made me laugh, but the rest nearly made me cry. This sort of thing (though not as awful and blatant) happened once when I went to see my clients who lived in the infamously violent Peppertree Apartments in Whitehaven once. I had been going there for weeks and had built up a rapport with the thugs and the slangers and the welfare bitches and the kids. All was well. This is important when you could very likely get called out there at any hour of the night. Well, one morning I was walking to my clients apartment and passed two white cops. I nodded and said hi and they looked totally bemused but walked right past.

Then, when I was knocking on my client's door (drugs were likely being sold in this apartment, but I had no proof nor concern that it was effecting anything as all the kids had been removed), they came up behind me and said, "What are you doing here???" I had on a SUIT, was carrying a pager, had on a plastic ID card lanyard necklace AND was carrying a Coach briefcase. People were staring at me like I had brought these fucking cops up in there!

I told them I had a client and that I was fine and that I'd love it if they'd step away as it was cramping my "alignment" (some social work slang for ya). They did so but only after laughing and telling me I needed to really watch my back in there. I felt like telling them they needed to watch their back more than I ever did.
Posted: Apr 1, 2008 4:38 pm | Edited by: Rumpleforeskin
 
So let me get this straight.......You're quite prepared to shoot a nigga , blind him with pepper spray , cut his throat with a butterly knife but are horrified at the thought of hurting his feeliing?
Posted: Apr 1, 2008 6:13 pm
 
You have totally misunderstood anything I said. Who mentioned feelings? And why do you still feel the need to pull my silver pigtails so much? And I don't care what color you may be, just step out of my space.
Posted: Apr 1, 2008 6:16 pm
 
Bottom line. I was working with some poor black mom to get her kids back. She was a decent person. It helps in this job to get along with people. Try it!
Posted: Apr 2, 2008 1:37 pm
 
Preach it, Saispas! I got yo back!
Posted: Apr 2, 2008 2:36 pm
 
the infamously violent Peppertree Apartments in Whitehaven

Oh my gosh! When I was a little kid my dad's job was that he owned vending machines all over town and spent the week refilling and repairing him. During the summer I had to go to work with him every day and we went all over town. Anyways we were in Whitehaven one day and we stopped at the top of the top of the driveway to the Peppertree Apartments and my dad pointed down and said, "if we were to drive in there, some kids would surround the truck, steal it, and murder us." I was like, seven. It was terrifying for my Byhalia-born cracker ass.

Saispas, you ain't playin' at all!
Posted: Apr 2, 2008 4:13 pm
 
I used to date every cute boy at Bishop Byrne HS in the early 80's when Whitehaven was quite another story. Then I moved back to Memphis in the late 90's, started doing this social work thing and my first client was a guy who later murdered his kids and the second, the sweet, decent mom in Peppertree. She got out of Peppertree with my help and into Oates Manor in North Memphis, which is/was a shithole real projects, but with a fantastic sense of community. Hard to believe the PJ's were an improvement, but Peppertree is hell.
Posted: Apr 4, 2008 11:38 am
 
when I'm feeling paranoid, I practice jumping out of bed, grabbing the gun, and sticking a couple shells in it.

You're not being paranoid, you are doing basic preparation. Anybody that has one around for protection should be able to reload in the dark. Range USA allows shotgun target shotting on it's range on Saturday nights. Hornady 00 is a great low recoil, home defense shot.
Posted: Apr 4, 2008 11:49 am
 
I used to date every cute boy at Bishop Byrne HS in the early 80's

Get out!
I'm a Bishop Byrne boy myself...early 70's and deffo not cute....carry on.
Posted: Apr 4, 2008 1:49 pm
 
That school had stacks of hot Catholic boys ignored by a large segment of the Memphis population of girls.
Posted: Apr 4, 2008 1:51 pm
 
I have never in my life heard anyone say "hot Catholic boys"
Posted: Apr 4, 2008 1:54 pm
 
I have never in my life heard anyone say "hot Catholic boys"

I've certainly never heard "STACKS of hot Catholic boys."
As if they could be found in the aisle 4 endcap.
Posted: Apr 4, 2008 2:13 pm
 
There actually WERE stacks of boys in the priest's rectory
Posted: Apr 4, 2008 2:23 pm
 
There actually WERE stacks of boys in the priest's rectory

That's a story for another day.
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