The crimes they are a'changing.
October 25, 2001 9:13 AM   Subscribe

The crimes they are a'changing. This comes from the daily police log of The Union newspaper Grass Valley/Nevada City, CA. Surveillance cameras (and apparently not very effective ones) were stolen while mystery powders kept the cops hopping.
posted by tnadeau (5 comments total)
what does this mean. why is this important. is local news, even under the guise of "how things have changed", a mefi front page item that just burns a hole in my missing jigsaw puzzle? Funny story, but a c- for context.
posted by newnameintown at 9:21 AM on October 25, 2001

I'll take a "C" for content, no problem. But "C"- for context misses the point. This post addresses the subject of how quickly and deeply the anthrax-cum-terrorism has penetrated (or been drummed into) the national psyche. Are you saying all those little people down there in the Great Fly-Over play no part in the puzzling national psyche? Can you say, "psyche?" I knew you could.
posted by tnadeau at 9:43 AM on October 25, 2001

Anyone ever notice how local papers read suspiciously like The Onion?
posted by bob bisquick at 10:40 AM on October 25, 2001

Wow... my town, Grass Valley, mentioned in MeFi? Golly!

GV represent!

And yeah, it's funny - here we are in a total backwood bumfuck town and people are scared of anthrax. NBC head offices this ain't.

Anyways, nice to see Geev getting the kind of press it really deserved. Also - The Union's local nickname is "The Onion," mainly because it's so obviously po-dunk.
posted by Coda at 3:14 PM on October 25, 2001

well the tag line is "A" stuff. stealing cameras is the beauty. is the powder a diversion? or is this an example of crime taking advantage of the keystone kops. when i say psyche 5 times, Diane Warwick pops up from my ashtray with a song and some skinny on the lotto. The stolen cameras are funny. i should not judge a post to harsh as i have never did you do with the cameras:)
posted by clavdivs at 5:40 PM on October 25, 2001

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