I'm not back, but I want you to know... get on your computer and listen to your scanner. For the last several weeks Shot Spotter has been VERY ACTIVE. I just heard a gun shot as the PPD are canvassing an area near my home.
The PPD are all over it, but they are not catching anybody. They have been chasing bullets and groups of people gathering for weeks. There have been some people shot, but very little reporting in local media about any activity.
Again, the PPD is working HARD, they are moving fast. On a daily basis they are breaking up several large groups of potential "nefarious" gatherings. The recent Don't Shoot call in is an indicator of what is happening in the streets.
Are we safe? If we check the gentrified Peoria blogs you begin to think it's all good in the hood. But if you live and breath here [the hood] on a daily basis, I'm here to tell you, you should take great care.