wissmo (Scott Morgan)

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After 2 arrests, Lawrence police still searching for killer or killers in downtown shooting

Brock..........it is already a Federal Gun Law. Commit a crime with a gun is an automatic prison term, commit a crime as a felon using a gun is even more severe. Law is already on the books, prosecutors just don't use them.

October 20, 2017 at 8:22 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

After 2 arrests, Lawrence police still searching for killer or killers in downtown shooting

.........As part of a plea agreement, Rayton pleaded guilty to the assault and endangerment charges but had the firearm charge dismissed............

Someone maybe alive today if a judge would have enforced the Federal gun law dealing with 2 time losers.

October 17, 2017 at 2:32 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

After 2 arrests, Lawrence police still searching for killer or killers in downtown shooting

I believe many folks like me would love to see the LJW do a complete and honest assessment of all the firearms laws which were violated. All as in every law in this case. Federal, State and Local. Then add up each of the murderers (illegal too) time they could receive. Just for gun violations. Consider probation, age, stolen guns, illegal purchased, priors, and violent intent too.

I also believe many readers would be astonished how many laws are already on the books. There's a Federal law putting 7 years on any sentence if the violator uses a gun for instance. Rarely if ever see this one in Kansas.

October 17, 2017 at 2:25 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Downtown shooting causes city commissioner to talk about ... panhandlers; are city leaders ready to tackle gun issues?

Should Lawrence police change their tactics? You bet, put some undercover personnel in these bars where the trouble begins. Do some frisking for weapons. If illegal guns are found, prosecute to the max. Use the dozens of gun laws on the books we have no first.

A little 4 or 5 year stint in jail sends quite a message.

October 11, 2017 at 5:33 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Downtown shooting causes city commissioner to talk about ... panhandlers; are city leaders ready to tackle gun issues?

Maybe the professors can figure out how to use signs explaining shooting stolen guns downtown is illegal.

October 11, 2017 at 5:28 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas task force to study unified health insurance plan for K-12 employees

California belched out 6 months ago about going to one payer system. As odd as this sounds, even Californians including Gov. Moonbeam realized the cost would be prohibitive. As always, California will wait until the other states chip in and pay.

October 11, 2017 at 5:22 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Police: Shooting on Massachusetts Street that killed 3 was not a random act; 1 injured survivor released from hospital; other in stable condition

It's difficult to imagine legal establishments presenting hate speech is allowed anywhere. Oh, it's not?

Many areas of our nation shut down, or strictly regulate "gangsta" music." In Miami the nightclubs leaning towards this easy money act either by law or self preservation use expensive location photo I.D. systems. They photograph/date time every patron. This is followed up by a body frisking, then a walk through an expensive metal detector. Your warning lights should be lighting up. Yet, few in the Lawrence public know of this type of security needed to have a HIP HOP nightclub.

Yet, every night somebody is filled with holes for something as little as bumping into another. Or worse, the poorly defined disrespecting another. Makes me ill to think a wonderful life is often taken over the violation of looking at another wrong.

No doubt the Lawrence "concert" attracted many many fans who didn't pay or attend. They did hang around the outstanding venue of Mass St. Always happens, ask any police officer. These music lovers are often stoned or drunk, maybe both. Rap music doesn't make them feel calm and loving. No, it gives certain folks, white or black a building feeling of hate.

Mass. Street was the result of of the above Sunday morning.

October 3, 2017 at 4:24 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Trump says he won't stay off social media; Republican senator says Trump should 'stop the chaos'

Frankie Roosevelt used the radio chat a radical new technology back in the 1930s-40s successfully getting his message to the people. FDR's message to the people was free from media distortions. Good or bad, Trump has found a way to get his message out.

A tip o hat to him....

August 1, 2017 at 12:27 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter to the editor: Monumental insult

I first attended my first football game at Memorial in 1979. Love the college came then, and now. Fresh from U of Wisconsin and routinely watching 89K drunken fans cheer on miserable football teams. My initial thoughts were how unique Memorial was. My feeling then as now Memorial is a perfect stadium for KU.

I always thought about the legendary track where so many legends performed. Gone now for who knows why. The idea of so much money being spent is beyond my comprehension. Especially when KU never sells out. The Chicago Cubs spend money trying to keep a unique sporting field looking 1920ish. Some KU officials want to re-make a gorgeous sporting environment.

Want to win football games KU, follow the Marshall U. or OHIO U. formula. Recruit locals (2.5 million metro area+ Wichita) with potential, use past players to attract others, then coach the heck out of them. Cheap tickets, promote, and be happy with 40K crowds.

June 29, 2017 at 2:43 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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