Oct 10, 2012
Exclusive! As First Reported Here on Nanoburgh!
Yeah, that's how the brain-dead media approaches the news: it only counts if you were the first to report it. You ever watch reporters dashing out of a courtroom after a verdict is read? It's like a 100-yard Olympic dash. Content or perspective (or accuracy for that mater) doesn't seem to count; it's all about speed. So, we'll play that game today, just for kicks...
Anyways, here's what we got:
- A low-stakes poker game was raided on Monday night in Saratoga.
- The location: the former #2 School building on Van Dam Street.
- Over a dozen individuals were in the middle of their weekly get-together when personnel from several agencies (city, county, other) came barreling in.
- The two hosts were charged with some variation of the "promoting gambling" statute.
- The others were not, but required to give over their name, address and phone numbers and told to basically sit by the tell'y.
So, why has this not been reported in the city paper, or any other outlet for that matter?
The answer is this: the law enforcement agencies are after other (and hopefully bigger) fish in this poker pond. Yes, they are planning more raids in the very near future, and are trying their best to keep this initial move quiet so as not to tip off others. So they have not published these arrests for that reason.
There you have it: in a city awash with unsolved violent crimes and public corruption allegations, our public safety resources are charged with breaking up private poker games.
Isn't that just the nuts?