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Lawrence Police Scanner-Photo Shoot


Today we went out and did a photo shoot which took us to the "bad" areas of town. By "bad", I mean the areas that seem to keep popping up when I listen to my scanner. You know- Redbud Lane, Easy Living Trailer Park, Jayhawk Motel...etc. It was very interesting to me. I was born in this town, and have spent the majority of my life here, but my eyes have really been opened in the last few months of listening to my scanner and writing my "blogspot" blog. I never really knew how much crime really happened here, and never realized how unsafe particular neighborhoods are.

We drove through some trailer parks today. I was dismayed by the condition of some of these trailers- especially at the Gaslight Trailer Park. I understand not having money to properly fix things- but it doesn't cost anything to clean your yard! Some of these "homes" and their "yards" were filled with junk and trash. It is not only unsightly, but unsafe as well. It will give varmin a place to live and it is unsafe for children. I'm not saying this only happens in Trailer Parks- houses are just as guilty-but I was in trailer parks today and this is what I saw. What i'm really getting at is this-just because your poor doesn't mean you have to be dirty! Clean up your living space, your yard, and you'll be amazed how much better you'll feel about things. Take pride in where you live! There is nothing wrong with living in a trailer park...but it has to be really depressing living with piles of junk and trash around you.

As we were driving away from one of the high crime areas today, a "check welfare" call came in. The caller was concerned because the subject wasn't answering his door. Turns out, after police investigated he was found to be deceased. It really made me sad to think of someone passing away, alone, in such a bad area. Just thought I'd share that with you. Check out my blog later tonight for the pictures from the photo shoot- www.lawrencepolicescanner.blogspot.com


xr650rsource 7 years, 5 months ago

Picasa seems to be the only thing that will work with blogspot, we are trying to get a slideshow put together now...

yourworstnightmare 7 years, 5 months ago

There is a reason these folks are poor and live in trailer parks and are messy. Mental illness, lack of education, stupidity, laziness, ignorance, etc. Many of these same also explain why they have no pride and live in squalor.

Ever been to the southern Missouri ozarks? Same thing.

Flap Doodle 7 years, 5 months ago

I (heart) nighty when he/she/it gets all judgmental and stereotyping and stuff.

Gary Anderson 7 years, 5 months ago

Mental illness? No...I'm fine according to my last MMPPI. Lack of education? I think my 4.0 GPA in my Masters of Education isn't the problem...I could go on...or I could inform you the reason we decided to buy a manufactured home in a manufactured home community was for largely environmentally conscious reasons. Smaller carbon footprint and all that! Want to make a comment about my 100 mpg moped I prefer to ride over my Mercedes c280?

Chelsea Kapfer 7 years, 5 months ago

It sounds like you are the exact person I was hoping to NOT offend while writing this. There is absolutely nothing wrong with a manufactured home; They are economical, have lots of amenities- I do kind of wonder about the carbon footprint bacause while it takes less resources to build, it doesn't last nearly as long as a tradtional home. But, I am just rattling that off the top of my head. Anyways, I was referring to trailers that are run-down, obviously not cared-for, yards filled with trash and junk. Again, houses are guilty of this too, but I was in trailer courts the other day and so that is what I am writing about. And I am really jealous of your moped!

Chelsea Kapfer 7 years, 5 months ago

Alright, we got some photos up, and will be adding more later....learning some new software takes time.

Chelsea Kapfer 7 years, 5 months ago

**NEWS FLASH*** I just heard from a very reliable source that the Attempt To Locate on the sex offender that escaped from Larned has been cancelled and the dirtbag is back in custody!!!!!!

xr650rsource 7 years, 5 months ago

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Heather Perry 7 years, 5 months ago

was the check welfare in the 25th st area?

Chelsea Kapfer 7 years, 5 months ago

there is ALWAYS a check welfare or something in the 25th Street area- but last night as I was laying in bed I heard that some guy was trying to open apartment door in that area, then passed out. Medics were called. Is there a particular incident?

Heather Perry 7 years, 5 months ago

i heard a man named danny copp was dead i know more than one person with this name and was wonderin if it might be that one

Chelsea Kapfer 7 years, 5 months ago

They didn't say the name of the deceased.

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