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With 2018 nearly half over and Indianapolis creeping toward another year of record-breaking murders, here are some of the statistics behind the Circle City's growing body count. As of Monday, June 25, Indianapolis has had 69 murders. That’s a murder every 2.57 day which puts the...
Well, that was interesting, to say the least. Out of a combined sense of morbid curiosity, mixed in with writing about most things political, I went and saw Stormy Daniels at the Pony Strip Club on Indianapolis’ west side. Now please note I freely admit this was not my first...
I spent a good chunk of Saturday hanging out with the Indiana Democratic Party at their state convention in downtown Indianapolis. Now you might think that with our respective politics it would be a contentious relationship, not really. In fact, it’s very similar to my...
For our annual vacation this year, my wife, the Lovely Mrs. Shabazz, wanted to go the beach and since Lake Michigan was out of the question, we chose Atlantic Beach, North Carolina. Now I admit I am not a big water person unless it’s carbonated and mixed in a glass with scotch...
Although Indiana Republican Party Chairman Kyle Hupfer delivered a message of diversity and inclusion at the state convention this weekend, overshadowing the event was a battle between moderate conservatives and social conservatives over platform language regarding the...
There’s an old saying in academia, “the biggest fights are over paper clips and post-it notes.” In other words, it’s the littlest things that at the end of the day that don’t amount to much which cause the biggest problems and headaches. And someone just dropped a truckload of...
Indianapolis is on pace for another year of record murders. So far this year, the city is averaging a murder every 2.58 days. Criminal homicide statistics provided by IMPD show 60 murders between January 1 and June 3. And as in years past, most of the victims and suspects had...
Although we pride ourselves on covering elections in our LNG (Legitimate News Guy) capacity, there was one that nearly got past us; the election for a spot on the Board of Trustees for Indiana University. Now for someone who is an Illini, IU doesn’t show up much on my radar...
I have to admit I was a fan of the reboot of “Roseanne”. I thought the writing was good and I liked the characters, which is usually uncommon for me and reboots. I was also impressed as to how the show did not oversimplify major issues and showed the characters were capable of...