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    Shots fired at my house

    I had a disturbing night last night. I provide "aged out" foster service to youths who have aged out of the state system and aren't yet ready to rent a place of their own - most need help getting proper ID, finishing education, etc. 2 weeks ago I accepted an 18 y/o girl with a ton of problems, emotional and behavioral. She got herself involved with a 40 y/o thug, got pregnant (currently three months pg)and my first rule for her was to break it off. He has a long criminal history and the diff in age - well - I am not a prude but that's crazy. Last night he came to our house, started screaming for her to come out. I walked outside and calmly told him he would have to leave and that the cops were on the way (which at that point was still a bluff). He started screaming at me, pulled a 9mm out and let off 8 rounds, three whizzed past my head, 4 struck our house and 1 struck a neighbor's house. The he pealed out. Oddly enough, I wasn't scared. Seriously. I recall thinking - this is it then, not much I can do about it now.....and I stood there trying to mentally take down his license plate and car description. After he left I called the cops and they are hunting him. So far no arrest, though I'm sure they'll catch up to him since they have his name, license and car. Meanwhile the police took Bree - the girl - and placed her in protective care at an undisclosed shelter for domestic violence until all this can be resolved. I lived a long peaceful life before I began this journey helping these kids. It has brought me into contact with the worst - gangsters, wild youths, horrible parents, and a court system that doesn't know what to do with these kids - especially the ones who age out, completely unprepared for adult life. I refuse to knuckle under to fear or intimidation. I didn't always live the best myself, but I had family and friends who kept me pointing in the right direction, so if I can help a few of these kids find a way then I am going to keep on. Let me add my admiration for juvenile officers. I've worked with several in the past couple eyars and all care about these kids and do their damndest to get them on the right track. But so many parents out there who just flat don't give a ****, or else actively abuse these teens. I've given a few nights or a few weeks to several troubled kids whose parents simply threw them out. There is something sick in our society....
    99% of all numbers only tell 33% of the story so when looking at the numbers remember that numbers is plural...

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    Re: Shots fired at my house

    Jake you are a fine human being. I don't know how else to say it.
    "All I can tell them is pick a good one and sock it." --BABE RUTH

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    Man, glad you're ok. Doing good work, too.
    Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes. -- Mahatma Gandhi

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    Be safe Jake, and you're a better man than I.. I'm just trying to do my best with my own kids..
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    Re: Shots fired at my house

    Yikes. Dealing with us knuckleheads as a moderator must be a cakewalk compared to your real life responsibilities.
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    Re: Shots fired at my house

    Jake I am glad you are ok!

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    Re: Shots fired at my house

    Post of the decade!

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    So happy to hear you're okay(physically at least) hope that the girl gets the help she needs.
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    Honest I can't say it any better than Hoosier Red did in his post, he sums it up basically perfectly.

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    Re: Shots fired at my house

    Quote Originally Posted by cincyinco View Post
    Be safe Jake, and you're a better man than I.. I'm just trying to do my best with my own kids..
    Honestly that makes you a good person too in my eyes- if everyone could/would do their best with their own kids we wouldn't have quite the number of problems with so many. Not that it would cancel out all problems by any means-but so many as Jake said- are from bad home lives, environments, influences, neglect, etc.
    Jake, thank you for what you do to make a difference. I am a juvenile court services employee and have worked with these kids for 17 years now. I have seen some very bad situations these kids can come from as you have described, and have also had guns pulled on me in work capacity (although never fired). I try to help at an early age but so many age out still needing so much help and there aren't as many services in that age group, where help is often needed the most as such a difficult age time frame in life. I greatly appreciate what you and many others do to help this segment of our country out!!
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    Re: Shots fired at my house

    I'm currently serving on the Warren County grand jury. Unfortunately, this stuff happens all too often.

    Jake, you are a good person.

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    Re: Shots fired at my house

    They did catch the guy - it took an hours long standoff with police to nab Terrance Brown, who had three felony warrants for attempted murder, discharging a firearm, and felony in possession of firearm in addition to any new charges from our incident
    99% of all numbers only tell 33% of the story so when looking at the numbers remember that numbers is plural...

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    Re: Shots fired at my house

    That's good, I would think that would put him away long enough at this point where he wont be a concern for some time.
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