Monday, October 3, 2011
There was a great article in the paper that made me want to remind people to be careful of any money they give to anyone that is supposed to give it to others. Non Profits that claim they give money to charitable causes are supposed to have a license and be strictly monitored by the IRS. This time of year is when many people take advantage of others generosity. Some local group that was raising money for veterans just was fined 20,000 for issues related to their funding.
Please look at http://www.charitynavigator.org/ for any organization before you give money to them to give to a charity. The safe road is to always give directly to the organization and not go through any third parties
Something I want to do new is offer people on the shore the chance like the Daily Times grapevine to voice your opinions on topics I may not discuss. I also know how people enjoy the anonymity of doing so, so to keep that in mind if you have an opinion or question you would like to ask, or just something to bitch and moan about, leave me a comment and just add thought to the end of it and at the end of each day I will pick a few to post.
I will straight off tell you I will be more liberal with what I allow, but if you send something dumb don't expect it to show up.
October 3, 2011
On October 2, 2011 at approximately 2:14 am, Officers of the Salisbury Police received a call to respond to the parking lot area of the Salisbury Marina on West Main Street for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival the officers were unable to locate a victim or evidence of gun fire. Approximately twelve (12) minutes later the officers were advised that the gunshot victim had been transported to the Peninsula Regional Medical Center by a friend and was in the Emergency Room. The officers responded to that location and met with the victim, 28 year old Ali Antonio Bradley of Salisbury. The victim had sustained a single gunshot wound to the upper left leg and was in serious condition. The victim advised that he had driven to the Brew River Restaurant parking lot and had parked his vehicle near the Salisbury Marina Office. The victim remained in his vehicle and was talking to a friend when he was approached by a single suspect. The suspect produced a handgun and fired several shots, one of which struck the victim. A second shot struck the victim’s vehicle. There were no further injuries. The suspect then fled from the area on foot. Friends of the victim utilized his vehicle and transported him to the medical center. The suspect was described as:
Black male, approximately 5’3” to 5’6” in height,
medium build, cornrow type hair and wearing dark
If anyone has any information concerning this incident they are asked to contact the Salisbury Police Department at 410-548-3165 or Crimes Solvers of Delmarva at 410-548-1776. Information may be left at both locations anonymously.
CC # 201100038674
What a great thing they are doing down in San Domingo by not only helping the Johnson-Goslee family but also taking the time to help people in the area of their house will all the volunteers they have. This is something we as a community should do even more of even when this ends.
Well they have managed to pretty much undo all progress the City has made in the past 4 years, they have halted economic growth, stopped families from having affordable housing, rejected funds for minority youth, attacked Urban Salisbury forcing them to shut their doors, went after pac14 funding, denied they had any involvement in the safe streets legislation, and the list just gets bigger and bigger.
Please Salisbury this is not the best we can do, we need true leadership not vindictive paybacks. These two with mindless minion Tim are killing Salisbury.
I have sent an email to all City Council members and Mayor Ireton asking them to consider using this building as a temporary homeless shelter with winter coming on. Below is the email I sent.
"As the colder weather has arrived locally and we have just had a collapse of the deal that the Gillis group had put together for the Old Fire Headquarters I would ask the Mayor and City Council to consider turning this building into an emergency homeless shelter. We are all aware of the increasing homeless population around the City and especially right there at the library area. What better way to utilize this building than just have it sit there could there possible be than allowing the homeless a warm place to stay. Please consider making this happen"
If you would like to see this as well I ask you to email the council here and the Mayor here and tell them you support this.
I was blown away with the number of vacant homes that there are in the City limits alone. This is just sad to see and hear that so many have lost their American Dream. What are we supposed to do with these homes? This is where SAPOA has saved us from having 700 Vacant homes and yet they continue to be attacked for providing affordable housing for people that are struggling otherwise. Debbie and Terry don't give a crap they want to force more people into the streets.
The City needs to join together and demand that the Council work with Jim and come up with solutions to turn this around it is getting scary around here. We must solve these problems