A reader was walking his dog at Sheridan and Lakeside (just a few feet north of Sheridan and Leland) on Saturday morning and found all these items stashed in the bushes: a heavy bike lock, two bricks, a tree branch, two pieces of lumber, a beer bottle and a tire iron. Now wouldn't these come in handy if, by chance, you wanted to take over a part of Sheridan Road and fight a rival gang in the streets?
This is why we're protesting this evening. This is a family neighborhood, a neighborhood many of us love. It's our home. Yet these items and the mobs who use them are making our retail corridors look like Third World nations after the sun goes down.
We care, and we want the people who represent our interests to care. Please show up tonight at Truman College at 6pm, with a sign, as a symbol to show we don't want a neighborhood where bricks, tire irons, and tree branches rule the streets. At least one local newscast says it will be there covering the story. Be there to tell it.