From the cops:
Police apparently use Tasers on crooks the way I use a spray bottle on my cat. When young Tuck starts attacking me in the early morning looking to be fed, all I have to do is hold the spray bottle, and he runs away — only to come back about two minutes later more ferocious than before. Yesterday officers arrested a man for beating up his sister. They had him in his backyard, and when he decided to try to hop the fence, the officers only had to point the Taser at him to make him give up that idea.
A 15-year-old with a butcher knife was chasing his brother around the house on Burnside Court. Cops came and 5150′d the kid.
Hard to know what possesses two teens walking down Lincoln Avenue to see two men on a porch and challenge them to a fight. It’s also hard to know what would possess the men on the porch to welcome the confrontation. Before it was over up to 20 men were scuffling on the street until police broke it up.
From the wire:
Listen to NPR’s story on yesterday’s Solyndra hearings.