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Alisha Bromfield and her unborn daughter, Ava Lucille, died in August 2012. Credit: File photo
® Cody Walker March 13, 2014 at 01:11 am
You say that meaningless post quite often AlekRead More http://plainfield.patch.com/users/alek-j-hidelld5369dabaeae5983ec0f618df1c0944cfb834a3c86f06bf5df0d39a4d99c67d7
Elena Maria Scully March 22, 2014 at 04:34 pm
Cody, when you lose a loved one under the same circumstance, then I invite you to get back to me,Read More other than that, stfu with your ignorant babbling. @ Robert, I now see what you are talking about, thank you.
® Cody Walker March 22, 2014 at 10:48 pm
FISH are not welcome in our Capitol Elena
Donovan Turnage, 11, of Chicago Lawn, was killed Saturday morning. Police suspect 34-year-old Rockie Douglas (right), who remains at large.
Bob McBride December 23, 2013 at 12:41 pm
Very sad story and I hope they nail this $*&*()$&, but I'm not sure why this ended up on theRead More Shorewood and WFB WI main pages. Is there some reason to believe people from this area would be of assistance with the manhunt?
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Jay Sykes December 10, 2013 at 03:45 pm
Shiny side out or in, when I wrap myself?
Bob McBride December 10, 2013 at 04:05 pm
Out, most definitely! Otherwise you'll vaporize yourself.
North Shore Newbie December 13, 2013 at 02:56 pm
"The stakes are high". In what way?? Yet another article I clicked on expecting somethingRead More interesting/enlightening and only end up with disappointment. I miss the old Patch.
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Bob McBride November 25, 2013 at 10:59 pm
CC did her usual 20 minute google article research and came to the conclusion that it's basically aRead More "viral legend". There have been reported cases of it here in Milwaukee (and if it's here in MKE, it's hardly just a "viral legend"), including an incident that occurred last Thursday on the corner of Locust and Oakland. There have also been several instances where Jews in NYC were targeted specifically for attack. It was those incidents that forced the issue out of the shadows, where those who were uncomfortable with certain aspects of these attacks, beyond the outrageousness inherent in them, would have preferred it to stay.
CowDung November 25, 2013 at 11:43 pm
Crawford didn't even take the time to check her spelling of "Pittsburgh". Real newsRead More reports say it happened in Pittsburgh, not Pittsburg.
Bob McBride November 27, 2013 at 06:37 am
Unbelievable. And it will probably stay as-is, uncorrected.
Lyle Ruble October 15, 2013 at 09:43 am
@CowDung.....Most of the Westies are gone by 9:00 am and have moved on to other venues. You shouldRead More be safe then. Of course, you might be uncomfortable with the diversity of the customers that frequent all day long.
CowDung October 15, 2013 at 09:44 am
I do find Middle Schoolers to be pretty scary...
Lyle Ruble October 15, 2013 at 10:02 am
@CowDung....So do I!
CowDung September 26, 2013 at 09:24 am
"...stolen between 10:30 p.m. on Sept. 16 and 9:45 p.m. on Sept. 16..." Is there a typoRead More here?
CowDung September 26, 2013 at 10:30 am
I'd respond to that, but I have to wait another 37 minutes for your post in the future to becomeRead More 'now'.
Spuddyboy September 26, 2013 at 01:38 pm
3900 block of Murray ... isn't this right in front of the police department? lol
Lyle Ruble September 17, 2013 at 05:34 pm
@Sunrocket.....Thanks for your comment. I have always felt that a forum like this was for theRead More discussion of ideas and positions. It's sad that some feel that anonymity and free access gives them the right to attempt to hurt others.
Lyle Ruble September 17, 2013 at 05:35 pm
@Bob McBride.....If you figure it out, please let me know.
Bob McBride September 17, 2013 at 05:40 pm
I'm just glad it's not nude selfies.
Anon September 11, 2013 at 08:59 am
How about targeting the area where where Shorewood borders UWM and have officers on bike patrol.
Pappy September 11, 2013 at 09:32 pm
Taurus makes a very nice .44 magnum revolver that has the option of using a 410 gauge shot shell.Read More That would be great for the Shorewood because it discharges shot instead of a bullet and has a very short range. The shot disperses so you dont have to be a sharpshooter to give the criminal a nasty flesh wound , you a quick escape and a trail for the cops to follow.
Mr. Wonderful September 11, 2013 at 11:32 pm
Thanks Pappy. It's actually a .45 / .410 caliber combo, but your right, that's a sweet gun. CheckRead More out 'The Judge' which is Taurus model 4510.
N. Peske September 10, 2013 at 07:16 am
Bob, I wonder, could someone easily fake those sheets? As for rehab and AA, neither are highlyRead More effective if forced on an alcoholic--but then, no treatment and no consequences is completely ineffective. The idea, I think, is to make treatment more easily available and more effective. We know SO much more about relapse than we did even ten years ago--there are nutritional interventions, there's awareness of underlying traumas that need to be addressed and awareness of cross addictions as well as the connections to mental illness and to eating disorders. Every rehab should be aggressive about checking out what's new--and we should be funding rehab for those who need it. Fortunately, Rep. Pasch pushed hard for mental health parity in insurance coverage and got it into the law, which did not cost us more money and saved money and lives. And that had bipartisan support. As for losing your job due to time off for rehab, that's illegal--but apparently doesn't stop employers, from what you're saying. It's complex but I do think we have to draw a line when you have two DUIs and no proof of getting treatment. Then you need to be locked up, even if it means your employer illegally fires you.
Bob McBride September 10, 2013 at 07:49 am
Yes, I have no doubt it's fairly easy to fake the sheets. Then again it's fairly easy for someoneRead More to fake actively attempting to recover on a number of levels. Unfortunately, in a lot of cases you don't find out that someone's not following the game plan until the next alcohol or drug related tragedy occurs. The amount of time and money spent in and on treatment doesn't necessarily equate with success. I know folks who never spent a day in treatment and for whom AA or NA provided all they needed to stay sober for the rest of their lives. And we've all heard the stories of people who've been in and out of various forms of treatment numerous times, only to end up dead or involved in some sort of tragedy that results in the death or injury of others. I don't disagree that there are in a lot of cases other issues related to mental illness and the like that run concurrent with the addiction, but in order to properly see the degree to which those are organic and preexisting, I think, requires the person remaining sober for fairly significant significant period of time. The danger in attempting to diagnose underlying causes too early on in the process is that it might result in the alcoholic or addict rationalizing usage and not seeing the addiction for what it truly is. The most effective to key to recovery is getting the person to see that the alcohol or drug is, in fact, the cause of the problems their experiencing. Most come to treatment preloaded with tons of excuses and explanations for why they're not an alcoholic or addict. Putting too much emphasis, early on, on possible underlying causes beyond the addiction itself can actually be counterproductive in terms of achieving the necessary acceptance of the existence of the addiction.
Bob McBride September 10, 2013 at 08:16 am
Regardless of whether it's illegal or not, it happens. If there's a way of treating the situationRead More that doesn't involve producing other undesirable changes in the persons life in the process, that would be the optimal way to proceed.
Bob McBride September 5, 2013 at 07:45 pm
Yeah, but were the keys not in it, it's unlikely it would have been stolen in the first place.Read More There are some crimes that wouldn't be committed if they weren't so easy to commit. Maybe if the cops weren't tied up attending to stupid stuff like this, they could pay more attention to the true robberies, thefts, assaults and other crimes.
Bob McBride September 5, 2013 at 08:02 pm
Did you know you were on the Channel 12 News tonight, CoA? They had a story on something on PatchRead More and read one of your comments.
Bob McBride September 5, 2013 at 08:54 pm
Yep, really. I think it was a report about some fire department selling guns at an auction?
PCA September 5, 2013 at 08:53 am
Marie - You'll get no argument from me. I think race and sex are the first and second attributesRead More that should be given. A "white female" or a "black male", etc, etc, etc. Those are the most distinguishing characteristics there are. It is not racist or sexist to use them. It is just basic police work. It eliminates large percentages of the population of who to look for saving time and effort in the search. Keep up the good locking!
Marie September 5, 2013 at 06:25 pm
PCA - I think we are the only smart ones in the village then!!
PCA September 6, 2013 at 02:32 pm
Marie - Again - No argument from me!
Jeff Rumage August 29, 2013 at 06:08 pm
I tried to keep it somewhat classy. Family publication and all that.
Jim Genthe August 30, 2013 at 07:57 am
First it's 'global warming', now a 'full moon' @ 11:00 AM! I just can't keep up with all theseRead More changes! ◕ ‿ ◕
Tom Kierstyn September 3, 2013 at 09:38 am
Was he carrying shorts but holding a Richard? Or was it the other way around? Some of your ladyRead More readers may want to have that distinction I'm just sayin
PCA August 28, 2013 at 08:42 am
2 of 3 UNLOCKED.
CowDung August 28, 2013 at 09:27 am
"Someone entered an unlocked home in the 3800 block of Prospect Avenue between 9:15 p.m. andRead More 9:30 p.m. on Sunday. The burglar took $10 out of a purse, which was left in the back yard. " If one is careless enough to leave their purse in the back yard, do you really think they would bother to lock their house?
Jeff Rumage August 28, 2013 at 10:11 am
I'm going to re-word that one. What happened is the burglar grabbed the purse from the house, tookRead More the money and ditched the purse in the back yard.
PCA August 22, 2013 at 11:46 am
I think some of these incidents have already been reported. Disgusting behavior. Two common themes:Read More 1. Mostly UNLOCKED garages or bikes and 2. When residents confront and or report the acts quickly the suspects get caught and cited. LOCK UP and pay attention!!
Big Dave August 15, 2013 at 08:24 am
Brown Deer has less crime......
deborah parkhurst August 15, 2013 at 09:50 am
LOCK YOUR DOORS PEOPLE! this is not the sticks~~
PCA August 15, 2013 at 10:12 am
Like sharks in the water - unless you cut off the food supply they will keep attacking. LOCK YOURRead More F'N DOORS AND WINDOWS!! If not, you're only inviting and rewarding this type of behavior - jeopardizing EVERYONE'S safety and security.
David Tatarowicz August 14, 2013 at 06:22 pm
@ Come On & Cricket ----- In formal structure there are indeed two police depts SPD and WFB-PD,Read More but in practical terms, they are already working in snyc, they share the same dispatching, and mutual assistance --- it is not unusual to see Shorewood police in WFB backing them up, or vice versa --- there are some unique aspects to both communities, but they are small in comparison, and both departments know that they need each other's help on a daily basis, as from most points in either community you are only a few blocks from the other one --- with a combined force you would not be changing patrol patterns, but you would eliminate duplication of administration, and the integration of the detectives would add more efficiencies, and both communities would have more cops on patrol.
Cricket August 14, 2013 at 06:31 pm
David - you make some valid points. However, if I need assistance I'd like to know it is 2 minutesRead More away - not 5+ if they are on the north end of WFB and I am sure residents of WFB would feel the same. Mutual aid is fine and to be expected and I am sure a combined detective force may work but for actual patrolling and responding to emergency, I think the two need to be separated.
Big Dave August 15, 2013 at 09:34 am
We need more officers on the streets! Please start calling our trustees and PD and let them know.
rodney piper August 6, 2013 at 11:10 pm
I think the cops should do a roll call on Bartlett. That would be an impressive show of force.Read More Maybe boost it up a bit with a couple of off duty security guards. End it with Chief Barneyzinski shooting off a couple of rounds in the air. Its time we took back our streets.
© Steve August 6, 2013 at 11:29 pm
Shoot on site.
PCA August 7, 2013 at 10:04 am
I wouldn't argue against Steve's position. The police can only do so much, however. Residents needRead More to lock things up. It would eliminate half of this stuff. Common sense seems to be a dying principle.
Homer Washington is charged with killing 57-year-old Clarence Charles in his Oakland Avenue apartment on July 15.
Greg August 6, 2013 at 03:47 pm
Fight against what, screaming? "Washington stabbed Charles a dozen more times to stop him fromRead More screaming"
rodney piper August 6, 2013 at 09:49 pm
We are going to spend a few million dollars keeping this guy locked up. We need to get that lectricRead More chair out of mothballs.
Terri Meinhardt August 15, 2013 at 07:34 pm
I agree Residents need to be aware. I met a young Shorewood resident yesterday, who had no ideaRead More about the recent break-ins in Shorewood. How can we get this news out to everyone in the community so they can all take action and lock up? Perhaps the Village can contact residents (?) Just suggesting......
Bob McBride August 15, 2013 at 09:57 pm
This has been going on forever. You guys just had a heavily promoted "National Night Out"Read More thing put on by the police on Thursday. 2 days later the same stuff is happening. I don't know what more you can do short of having the cops drive through the streets at dusk using bullhorns to remind people to lock up the houses, cars and garages. It's no better in the Bay, and people get equally as huffy about being accused of attracting crime to the area by leaving stuff unlocked. At some point it just comes down to "you can't fix stupid".
Joan Marenda August 28, 2013 at 12:48 pm
Perhaps if the police paid more attention to our neighborhoods as opposed to cars with expiredRead More plates, or not coming to a complete stop, this would be curbed.