Somebody asked me what was going on today on Gale Street as there was crime tape up...I didn't know and checked the media, but nothing there...I get that a lot, although Newzjunky is better than most at it.
The local news doesn't like crime coverage. The shootings on the near east side have people abuzz but in the paper the lead above the fold was another Addie Russell puff piece. Boy they've changed their tune about her since their ex staffer took over her messaging. The other major front page piece was a set-piece story on Start UP NY...Now that was a good expose but burying the spot news on the shootings on the back page was in my opinion a bad news call. They don't like me saying it, but that's too bad.
I heard chatter tonight that the old Carolyn Pontiac complex is being bought and will be a car wash and pizza shop. Anything is better than that long standing blight...
Everyone is aghast at the Orlando shooting. People are tired of radical Islam, and in this case ISIS cynically used a recruit with anger issues towards gays to gin him up for the fight.
It is encouraging that I haven't heard any stupid comments about the victims in this tragedy, and wouldn't always have been the case. Attitudes are changing except in the medieval world of radical Islam.
This type of incident makes you think back over your years in the business and how you never know when trouble or nonsense will walk through the door. In addition to the dead and wounded, there's the people out of a job and the business owners who have lost everything.