Who and the gang?: Police arrested five young men in connection to two recent homicides. The quintet call themselves the “Cut Throat Committee,” another splinter gang of the Market Street Crips, according to Lt. Barry Wilkerson, head of the homicide unit. Very similar to the notorious “Click Tight Gang,” a group of 11 who went on a three-month crime spree of robbery, rape and attempted murder across the city. Are we ready to have a public discussion about Louisville’s gang culture?
No more (police) cruising: Louisville Police Chief Robert White released a memorandum saying if officers opt out of the take-home car program, they can’t get back in and the city might sell the cars. Mayor Jerry Abramson’s final budget cuts to fill the city’s $20 million shortfall include raising the monthly cost of the take-home car program for police officers. In response, Fraternal Order of Police President John McGuire says many officers might decide to park the cars instead of pay the increase.
It’s official: The 535 members of the Electoral College met Monday and officially cast their ballots to make Barack Obama the next president of United States. Kentucky’s eight electors — like the state — voted for the losers. Though the electoral vote was carried out without incident, there are citizens and lawmakers calling for the popular vote to decide the presidential race.
113-0: The unanimous vote by the Illinois House to create an impeachment committee for Gov. Blago. See how corruption greases the wheels of democracy.
The next Kennedy: I’m sorry, but besides her last name, what exactly qualifies Caroline Kennedy for the U.S. Senate? From this vantage point Caroline appears to be a nicer, more liberal version of Sarah Palin, which may explain the kid gloves. The questions about her preparedness and credentials have to be asked and answered. By the way, notice how the same dynasties (Kennedy and Clinton) are filling public office even under Mr. Hope’s change mantra. Little Jeb is considering the Senate, too.