Dec 31

A moment to reflect -

 


On December 30th, 2012 Flint reached a mark  that

should not go unnoticed…sadly the 66th senseless

death has occurred within our city limits and everyone

should take a moment to reflect on all the lives lost

needlessly.  Below are the names of the lives that have

been taken…may they all find peace.

 

We have added a video  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFZ7IITOwoI

 

  • 1/10/2012 – Kevin Berger (55) 2400 blk Kellar Dr. Passed the next day. 
  • 1/13/2012 – Shane Denise  Bartels (38) 1000 blk VanBuskirk 
  • 1/14/2012 – Dalaun Morgan (15) 3000 blk Seneca
  • 1/14/2012 – Aaron Lacour (19)  Driving on Grand Traverse 
  • 1/17/2012 – Sam Garner (28)  2300 blk Winona 
  • 1/18/2012 – Oscar Knuckles Jr. (25)  2900 blk Raskob,  *SOLVED* 
  • 1/18/2012 – Amyre Leigh Aikins (23)  2900 blk Raskob, *SOLVED*
  • 1/22/2012 – Shamika Johnson (18) 4200 blk Winona.  *SOLVED*
  •  1/24/2012 – Dustin Newton (32) 1000 blk Bradley.  *SOLVED*
  •  2/5/2012 –  Roosevelt Dent, (78)  300 blk E. Marengo
  •  2/6/2-12 –   Rickey Seales J (20) 2500 blk, S. Dort Hwy 
  •  2/25/2012 – Samuri Lowe (32)  3100 blk Clement. 
  •  2/27/2012 – Anthony Earl Allen (20) 6600 blk Orange Lane.
  •  3/4/2012 –  Ryan Stinson (42)  4200 blk Fleming Rd.
  •  4/82012 –  Michael Edwards(39) 1700 blk Neilson St. 
  •  4/8/2012 –  Latosha Fox (32)  1700 blk Neilson St. 
  •  4/14/2012 – Danielle Woods, (24) 1700 blk S Saginaw 
  • 4/16/2012 –  Kalien Stubbs (22)  3200 blk Buick St 
  • 4/18/2012 –  Darin Bass (44)  5100 blk Fleming Rd 
  • 4/23/2012 – Andrew Jones (44) Baltimore near Dupont
  • 4/29/2012 – Donald Bell, Jr. (18)  3500 block of Providence. 
  • 4/30/2012 – Michael Hoadley (43) – Richfield Rd. and Dort Hwy 
  • 5/3/2012 –   Denzel Webster (18) 2000 block of S. Averill. 
  • 5/6/2012 –  Matthew Angell (30) 1700 block of Montana.
  • 5/17/2012 – Harold Geary (47) Industrial and Dewey. 
  • 5/26/2012 – Patrick Doughty (40) 1700 block
  • 5/27/2012 -Tommy Vaughn (16) Adams Street,
  • 6/8/2012 –  Antonio Bell Jr (14) Mott Park  *SOLVED”
  • 6/21/2012 – Joyce Nelson (49) VanWagoner and Marvin, *SOLVED*
  • 6/23/2012 – Denzel Carroll (18)  5600 blk Hillcroft Drive,  *SOLVED*
  • 6/26/2012 – Sandra Pittman (23) 300 blk E Pulaski  *SOLVED*
  • 6/26/2012 – Marquis Meeks(21) 300 blk E Pulaski  *SOLVED*
  • 7/5/2012 – Phillip Johnson Jr. (20) 4000 blk Clio 
  • 7/15/2012 – Jordache ‘Jody’ Allen (34)  300 blk Odette 
  • 7/16/2012 – Clarence Stewart (24) 1700 blk W Court St. 
  • 7/18/2012 – Anthony Simpkins (21) 700 blk Tacken 
  • 7/18/2012 – Bobby Jackson (36)  700 blk Tacken 
  • 7/18/2012 – Erica Billinsley (21) 700 blk Tacken 
  • 7/22/2012 – Anthony A Allen Ivy Jr (20) Clio and Pasadena 
  • 7/22/2012 – Markese Parker (16) 7000 blk Pemberton/Yorkshire 
  • 8/5/2012 –  Patrick Boven (40)  800 blk W Dayton
  • 8/5/2012 –  Randy C Phillips (54)  800 blk W Dayton 
  • 8/7/2012 –  Nemya Roberts (28) 3600 blk Fleming Rd *SOLVED*
  • 8/13/2012 – Angela Vance (30) Minnesota at Missouri  *SOLVED*
  • 8/28/2012 – Denaris Lewis (22) 100 blk W Lorado, critical and passed in Sept 
  • 9/9/2012 – Timothy Smith (43)  Cook & Leith *SOLVED*
  • 9/12/2012 – Levi Brazzil (26) 3200 blk of Richfield Rd *SOLVED*
  • 9/14/2012 – Adrian Key Jr  on Philadelphia
  • 9/16/2012 – Roderick Garner (31) 1000 blk E York
  • 9/16/2012 – DeVincio Lewis (21)  Lawndale & Pasadena 
  • 9/16/2012 – Jalen Cox (16) – shot and then hit by vehicle trying to get help 
  • 9/17/2012 – Willie Kidd Jr (51)  3300 blk N Saginaw 
  • 9/26/2012 – Michael McNeal (20)  100 blk Wood Street
  • 9/29/2012 – Mack Parrish IV (27)  6900 blk Yorkshire Drive, died 10/1/2012
  • 10/2/2012 – Darrius Robinson (23)  200 blk Mary Street
  • 10/9/2012 – Michael D Veal (37)  200 blk Mary Street -*SOLVED*
  • 10/16/2012 – Deborah Coleman (50) 5600 blk Edwards 
  • 10/22/2012 -Jasper Simmons     3000 blk of N Saginaw 
  • 10/30/2012 – Iris Gardner (92) 3900 blk Race Street
  • 11/6/2012 – Issac Burton (21) 2600 blk Flushing Road
  • 11/11/2012 – Mauricia Christensen (21) 100 blk E Gracelawn
  • 11/13/2012 – Kenyatta Johnson (23) Warren near Chippewa
  • 12/9/2012-  Demarkus Barnett (22) Averill & Robert T 
  • 12/10/2012 – Vena Fant (45)  600 blk Flint Park
  • 12/12/2012 – Maurice Carter (38)  700 blk Carton Street

 

FPO asks that if you know anything regarding any of these murders that have

not been solved  “See Something, Say Something”, contact the FPD tipline @

(810) 237-6812 or (800) 422-JAIL leave

anonymous information. Stand up to

assist in bringing to justice to these

people no longer able to speak for

themselves. Thank you.

 

Dec 23

Tragedy falls for one law enforcement family…

This is a very sad time of year when any family loses their home to fire or other disaster. We must ALL be grateful for what we do have…each and every day. Take a moment to ask a few questions during this winter/holiday season.

Is it important to be aware of the condition of those decorations that we have used over time? Are the lights safe from wear and tear, or do they need replacing? Is the chimney clean from all those previous fires that kept us warm and cozy from the chill of the winter air? Did we check to make sure the candles we burn for that warm peaceful glow are out before we turn in for the night? These are only a few thoughts that need to be kept in mind to keep our home and family safe from tragedy.

Please consider this and lets come together to show our compassion to not only one citizen/family of this county but for all. We at FPO wish to convey that we are all susceptible to the dangers of fire and the scenarios for a safe holiday or winter season have been shared.

For those that haven’t heard, Thetford Twp Police Chief and his wife, lost their home and all their belongings in a fire last night. They have 3 kids (2, 6, and 11) as well,( please note that we are just learning of this information, and the circumstances or actual cause is not known at the time of this post).
They are in need of clothes and just about any other type of donations. Donations are being accepted at Clio Fire Station # 2 (4014 East Vienna Road, Clio, MI 48420)  (donations for clothes, food, Christmas gifts, dog items can be dropped off all this week during regular office hours).

Please share this with as many folks as possible. Its time to help out those that keep us safe, and their family, especially being this close to Christmas. Show appreciation for their efforts protecting us…thank you and Merry Christmas…

Dec 18

Kindness

We posted this story back in July, has anything new happened recently? Let’s see if you have a…

“Random act of kindness”…story to share.

This is a phrase we don’t see put into action very often, and only hear about…this is your chance to share some of those acts of kindness that you have either experienced yourself or done for others. Tell Flint about the good in its citizens…we have posted a few of your stories here.

  • Over on the northside of Flint, four young men in their early 20s pushed a vehicle to safety out of the kindness of their hearts and we wanted to take this time out to acknowledge them. Did not get their names but they know who they are. Come on Flint and Genesee County take this time out to share your experience with random acts of kindness that you have experienced recently.
  • My husband and I slid into a snow pile about 5 years ago and 2 cars worked together to pull us out…and also my husband and 2 teenage boys pushed a woman into payless after she ran out of gas and she was so grateful…
  • Last night my son and I made 2 wraps and a ice drink for the homeless guy down the road. We all need to take of each other in times of need and we would be a stronger community.
  • My husband spent 4 hrs after work last night when a good friend of family was dying and was helping a woman who had a flat tire. He ran her around, tried to get her a tire, and finally got a wrecker and then took her home.
  • About 3 years ago I was on I-75 when my tire blew out. As I got over to the shoulder of the hwy, two vehicles pulled over with me. Both of the young men asked if I was ok, then proceeded to change the tire for me.
  •  Our neighbors have been without power since the 4th of July storm & we live right across the street & still have power.  My wonderful husband went & got our camper out of storage for the neighbors to stay in…hooked up the generator so they could sleep in the air conditioned camper.
  • Some years ago in Beecher, I saw an elderly, frail but elegant black lady stalled and she was almost in the intersection. A huge, burly, white biker pushed her car back and proceeded to pop her hood and give it a look.
  • Thank you to the guy who waited with me in the snow when I got into my accident 2 winters ago on I-69! You really were awesome – sorry I never got to thank you properly!
  •  I gave 4 waters to the 2 trash guys. They stopped right there and drank them up. They work hard in this heat while I’m sitting in the a/c watching them.
  • Put out water for the birds and outdoor animals that need it.  And keeping my hubby out of the heat and inside.
  • I went to the Speedway this morning while I was out shopping. No gift or debit cards could be used so I bought the drink for the lady behind me because all she had was a gift card her husband gave to her.
  • This past winter my son was leaving home and noticed the older man across the street shoveling snow. I looked out when i heard my sons truck still home. He plowed a few peoples driveways on his way to work.
  • I was leaving Kroger and noticed an elderly lady struggling with pushing her cart….I stopped to help her, I got her groceries in the car and then helped her get in.

 

 

Dec 14

Tragedy in Connecticut


*****Today our Nation has experienced another mass shooting in Connecticut. Words cannot describe the horror and the unspeakable tragedy of this massacre.
On behalf of the citizens of Flint and Genesee County, MI, we send our deepest condolences to all of the parents and families impacted by today’s horrific events.
*****

Dec 13

Protect Yourself

Protect Yourself.

Don’t be vulnerable, don’t be a victim, protect yourself. At FPO, we always say “See something, Say something”, and we’d like to add to that another layer: “Prepare yourself and Protect Yourself”. There are many statistics out there on crime rates, but who really cares about crime rates? Do you care whether violent crimes are one in 10 or two in 10? Crime statistics are used typically to one, scare people into thinking they are liable to end up a victim of a crime, or to convince these same people that they are unlikely to be a victim of a crime and that there is no need to protect or defend themselves. We certainly don’t want to scare anyone into thinking that they are going to be the next victim, but we definitely don’t want you to be naive and think “it will never happen to me”.

If you are out walking, running, looking for your vehicle in a parking lot, or walking up a stairwell in a building, you are a potential target of a violent crime. These criminals look for those that are vulnerable, those who are alone, especially women. Always be aware of your surroundings. Here are a few ways to protect yourself at little to no cost.

Sound is an excellent deterrent because a sound or noise scares “would be” criminals away. The last thing a criminal expects in an assault situation is lots of noise and resistance. Make a scene! Yell “FIRE”. A personal alarm with a decibel rate of 120db or more is also an excellent deterrent and is difficult to be silenced as opposed to a scream. A device like this is under 20.00 and is small enough to carry on a keychain or in your coat pocket and is easily accessible when needed.

Carrying pepper spray at all times is just plain common sense. As American Express says “Don’t leave home without it”. They even come in cute colors. Just keep them away from your kids.

Defense specialists will tell you to put your keys between your fingers and use those while punching your attacker, but it’s not quite as effective as one of these devices. Put your fingers through the eyes of the cat or skull with your keys in your palm. If attacked from behind or pushed to the ground, it is easy to hold. Convenient to carry and anyone can use it.

*Remember, these devices should only be used when attacked and should only be used as such. You are liable for any misuse. FPO is not responsible for any misuse and this information is presented as is.*

These are just a few simple methods of personal protection. In summary, always be aware of what and who is around you. If the situation does not feel right or look right, avoid the situation quickly. Back up, change your location and observe, consider the facts and reassess your situation. This allows you to ACT in advance of an attack rather than REACT as an attack occurs. The best way to use personal protection is to avoid using it by being aware of the situation – this is called “situational awareness”.

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