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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