22 May 2022

You Are Not Protected By Your Zip Code

A crime wave in an "upscale neighborhood." Riverside man shot several times during home invasion

The main focus of the article is on a particular home invasion. The homeowner was shot multiple times, and is in a local hospital.

But my interest is on the following statement.

This is the third armed home invasion during the last month in the upscale Alessandro Heights neighborhood, according to police.

Those details are provided, and the statement that at least 2 seem related.

I'm a bit surprised that there are no quotes from neighbors about how shocking this whole thing is.

When my father wanted to spend time with friends, they would sometimes go fishing at one of several lakes near his home. When my father wanted to catch fish, he would go to Canada for a week's vacation. My uncle didn't go elk hunting in Illinois; he went out west.

If people want to steal nice stuff, they are going to go to the nice neighborhoods. I don't know why this ever shocks anyone. If you can read this, then you live in The Real World™ where crime can, and all too often does, happen.

Anyway, civilization was nice while it lasted.


  1. Old news. Lived there for 11 years. Nothing but gunfire, mariachi music, police helicopters and crime of every sort. Left in 2002 when I retired from police work. I have never looked back.

  2. You would be amazed at the number of people who truly believe that "crime can't happen to me; I live in a nice neighborhood." Idiots


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