Thursday, April 29, 2010

Man shot dead in Millville

A Millville man was shot dead last night.

The family of a 22-year-old city resident said he was killed last night after suffering multiple gun shots after he tried to break up a domestic dispute.
Renee Wright said her son, Keith Wright, 22, left his South 4th Street home around midnight last night, to help stop a domestic dispute across the street.
There is something wrong with the family's accounting of this story.  Keith Wright had a history of violence and criminal activity, the most recent being jail time for aggravated assault with a firearm. This idiot was sent to jail for 18 months on May 21, 2009.

The problem with our so-called justice system is  that a sentence is never a real sentence, and 18 months works out to less than 12 months. In NJ there is a law that is NEVER enforced - "Crime with a gun, 3-5 years mandatory". Judges continually ignore this law, putting honest citizens lives at risk.

I wonder just how long before a truly innocent bystander is shot to death in Millville because our laws are ignored by judges? This is the second case of gun-play in center city Millville this month.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

More Violence in Center City

Besides the shooting on 5th and Pine saturday, there was another incident involving guns.
On Friday night, police dispatched to South Jersey Healthcare-Regional Medical Center (RMC) on a report of a stabbing victim found a 26-year-old Vineland man had been stabbed twice in his right biceps.
The report states the so-called victim was uncooperative. Let me inform you, he is no victim. He came looking for trouble - and we need to allow these miscreants to know they are not welcome in Millville.   The report did not state his name, but I will guarantee this idiot probably has a long list of priors. Vineland needs to keep their garbage in Vineland!
Police here are investigating three separate cases of assault involving weapons, including a home invasion-style burglary on the 700 block of North 2nd Street, over the weekend.
One of the incidents is the shooting already reported. The South 3rd Street scumbag needs to stay on 3rd Street and not bring his gang activity into our neighborhood. The center city scumbag that pulled the trigger needs to be identified and prosecuted. The landlords that rented together of these scumbags need to be identified and forced to remediate the situation of renting to criminals and destroying our neighborhoods.

In other news, during Dottie's Walk last night we discovered bullet holes in the siding of a residence on 3rd St. in Center City. It is time for the residents of Millville to get involved and help us make a difference before a friend or relative is seriously hurt in some tragic crossfire. It will be too late after the damage is done, and I for one will be hard-pressed to have too much sympathy. If you are too lazy to take back our neighborhoods now, don't come complaining to the city later on.

Monday, April 19, 2010

It's in the news

It finally hit the news. I wrote about it last night, talked to the Millville PD today and got the same infot hat the Daily Journal is reporting on now.

A local man was shot in the leg Saturday night, police reported Monday.
Irving Thompkins, 35, of the 300 block of South 3rd Street was treated at Regional Medical Center and released.
The shooting occurred around 10:48 p.m.
Thompkins, formerly a Bridgeton resident, was standing at a corner of the 5th and Pine streets intersection.
There were no further details.
I did hear the shots.

Shots Fired

Last Saturday evening, April 17, shots were fired in the vicinity of 5th and Pine Streets. I understand they wer from a small caliber handgun, probably .22 cal.

It is interesting that this has not appeared in any of the newspapers as of today. If anybody has information we would like to hear from you.