in any event. christy and i were standing out front on thursday when three bike cops ride past shouting "person with a gun! person with a gun!" and before i know it, they'd jumped off of their bikes and tackled this kid, not four houses down from us, pulled a gun from his waistband, stuffed him in a squad car, and made off with him. he looked like he was about 12 years old.
just tonight, sunday, sky runs upstairs to say that two men had been stacking cinderblocks under our window, i guess to try and climb in, but she and a bunch of her friends who had observed them from downstairs had run outside and shouted at them, at which point the two guys ran off.