Archive for Monday, November 28, 2011

Man arrested at shelter after reported burglary

November 28, 2011


• A 54-year-old Lawrence man was arrested Sunday afternoon for aggravated burglary and possession of stolen property. According to police, the man broke into a house in the 900 block of Kentucky about 3 p.m. and stole an item. Police located the man at the Lawrence Community Shelter, 214 W. 10th St., and arrested him.


somebodynew 6 years, 6 months ago

Hey LJW-- I have an idea for an investigative article. Have someone search the records over the last few years and see just how many people arrested have used the shelter's address as their 'home' address. To be fair be sure to specifiy which ones are fairly petty violation as opposed to stuff like a residential burglary.

Just a SWAG, but I think you will find a lot of people using this address commit a lot of crime and take up a lot of taxpayer resources (arrest, investigation, jail, prosecution, probation, etc....).

geekin_topekan 6 years, 6 months ago

Although the denial is great, KU brings much more crime than the shelter guests could ever bring.

How many shelter guests have murdered in Lawrence as opposed to KU students? How many shelter guests have mutilated another's genitals as opposed to KU students? How many shelter guests have raped a dog as opposed to KU students? (look at the archives) Who feeds the pot dealers pockets faster, the shelter or KU? (yes, some guests smoke) In that respect, felonies are committed everyday by KU students both on and off campus. How many shelter guests have mowed down innocents' with their car and have run home to let them die to save their own sorry rse as opposed to KU?(and Haskell)

Before you scape goat the shelter guests as an easy target for your hate, look at the obvious.

jhawkinsf 6 years, 6 months ago

Raw numbers won't tell the real story. If there are about (15,000-20,000) students at any given time vs. (?) number of shelter residents at any given time, there is indeed a strong likelihood that there will be more crime by the group that has much larger numbers.
If the number of shelter residents is 100 and 100% of them commit one crime, then they've committed 100 crimes total. If 1% of the 15,000 students commit one crime, then the number of crimes committed by students would be 150, or 50 more than shelter residents. But you still have 100% vs. 1%. I've made those numbers up, as an example. The general perception is that shelter residents commit crimes at a rate higher than the general public and at a higher rate than students. And there is the general perception that shelter residents do not contribute as much to the public good as those other groups. If you'd like to argue that the perceptions of the general public are not accurate, feel free to make that argument.

geekin_topekan 6 years, 6 months ago

OK fine. 0% od shelter guests have murdered as compared to 1% KU students. 0% of shelter guests have raped a dog as compared to 1% KU students. 0% of shelter guests have left someone to die on the side of the road as compared to 1% to KU students. 0% of shelter guests have mutilated a woman's genitals as compared to 1% KU.

As far as the lesser crimes (if there is such a thing), that 15% of shelter guests claim 2 jail beds as compared to the 1% KU who claim 15 jail beds.

jayhawkinsf 6 years, 6 months ago

I, like many Lawrence residents, have a certain perception. And that is that amongst the homeless, there is greater criminal activity. While I cannot refute your numbers right here and right now, my perception is that they are wrong. I suspect that of all the murders that have happened here, at least some were committed by people who were shelter residents either when the murder happened or at some other time. The same is true for rape, (I could care less about your dog scenario), as well as a whole host of crimes against both people and property. I do not care to spend much time researching the validity of your claims. I'm entitled to my opinions, whether or not you agree with them. But you might want to ask yourself this question. If there is a perception that shelter residents are involved in criminal activity at a higher rate than the general public, how is that they came to that conclusion?

classclown 6 years, 6 months ago

I have a feeling I found today's hot topic.

FlintlockRifle 6 years, 6 months ago

This is better that our Ex , shall we say football coach

geekin_topekan 6 years, 6 months ago

Aside from a few people waiting on the T, you'll never know they are there.

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