Sunday, January 17, 2016

Whatever Happened To "Beirut Night" in Watertown ?

    It's been over four months since three vehicles were torched within minutes in a pre-primary night of terror that also included an apartment fire in the City and possible a car torching in Clayton.
    Ever wonder about how blasé everyone was about it....except for the victims who were scared. At the time many of is wondered who would be next ?
East Side Car Bombings in September
 
         I just thought it good to remind folks about this curious set of incidents that officials tried to brush off as childhood pranks.
          It would be an interesting news story to revisit the victims and see how they fared.
          The Vanduzee fire was never solved either, although it appears the City will get an insurance settlement due to the timing of taking title.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Pictures also resemble the Muslim riots in France.

Anonymous said...

There is no election now. No eletion, no fires. Some fool who was over involved in it all. I promise you all they need to catch the person is ask for a letter to the paper to explain what it was about. Some jack ass will write.

Anonymous said...

I have never seen car fires with so many great action photos. Did the Times shoot those ?

Anonymous said...

The JeffCo sheriffs are still working on. Waiting for the perps to walk in and give themselves up. That's why you see them sitting all over the side of the roads in the dark waiting for someone to speed or creating remote turn yourselves in sites. Or maybe just enjoying a break and a beverage.

Anonymous said...

I pesonally dont thing the car fires were set for any reason other than a statement. I am certainly more interested in the progress of the pending criminal action from the alledged leak of personnel matters on Demar during the election..
I remember readin about the matter and was wondering how long we had to wait.. We have waited quite a few years now for Doheny to do something positive for this area as he promised in the election campaigns and would hope for better results from the Watertown police..
Either we will or the department is all hot air..

Anonymous said...

Nobody was hurt in the fires so it really isn't a priority. That's as it should be.

Anonymous said...

That's ridiculous 10:23. The person that set the fires obviously didn't know or care whether anyone would be hurt in the fires, that alone is reason to catch the nut/s.

Anonymous said...

The investigation went the way of the mysterious 'leak' of the smoke eater's personnel records being leaked. In that big, circular file.

Anonymous said...

What ever happened you ask? Much to the dismay of the arsonist, the fire department still lost the election, that's what happened.

Anonymous said...

1023..REALLY, REALLY SOME idiot sets fires and we get lucky no one was hurt so its not a priority.. Whats your priorities in life, being an idiot.. Youve got a good start in sucess

Anonymous said...

I think everyone knows who was behind this. Seems more than obvious

Anonymous said...

The owners looking to get new cars?

Anonymous said...

Yes, I would like to hear how the owners are doing. That was scary but I'm hoping time has softened their fear. It also got me thinking too, I would like to hear how all of these ex-politicians are doing since running for office or holding office. Politicians are so public you feel like these people are family after a while. You, mayor Graham, keep us in the loop with your blog but how is Owens doing? Or Hoffman? Or Doheny? The public shredding that some politicians endure, especially as candidates, can't be easy, especially for the folks that lost. It would be hard not to question whether it was all worth it. A follow up on their lives could be quite interesting. Revealing either that all is well and the show must go on (which seems to be the case with you, thankfully) or that the public beat down did actually take a toll and recovery has been a challenge. Perhaps if an ex-politician did suffer post-office or post-campaign people might think twice before publicly shredding the next one to enter our lives. Just a thought.