I love my neighborhood, and have great neighbors.
We occasionally have some badness drifting up from a nearby high-crime region, though.
My truck has been broken into something like 3 times in 10 years. The police can always be relied on to say something like "Doh !"
A few nights ago, one of my neighbors heard somebody messing around with his pickup, which was parked out on the street. He looked outside, and yep, somebody was messing with his truck. Mr. Ed, the truck-owner, is a calm, older black gentleman, and one of the best folks I know. Age Morgan Freeman by about 20 more years, shave his head, and you've got Mr. Ed.
Mr. Ed calmly got his pistol, went outside, and took a shot at the son of a bitch.
He missed. Mr. Ed apparently had all the appropriate permits that are required for someone to shoot at truck thieves, and as far as I know he isn't in any trouble with the law.
That happened four or five nights ago. I sleep like a baby, knowing that Mr. Ed is out there, and a restless sleeper.
Barack Obama is going to raise taxes so he can keep spending. No one has been able to plug the hole in the Gulf. Our soldiers are still getting shot in Iraq and Afghanistan. Nancy Pelosi is Speaker Of The House.
But I don't think we have to worry about that guy breaking into any more trucks.
When seconds count, the police are just minutes away !