Today, In between gale force winds and torrential downpours—Tropical Storm Nicole making her way through Connecticut—I rode my bike to town to get some [much needed] exercise. This is a local bank I ride by every day, and it's encircled in yellow police tape. Notice the Connecticut State Police van parked at the door. This Webster Bank has been robbed in the past, and apparently was robbed again today. The highway (I-95) is just down the street, so it's a relatively easy on and off—that's the only reason I can think of for its multiple robberies. There are at least five other banks in town, but they're all in the town center and thus, more difficult to get away from in a hurry. There has been a rash of bank robberies all around the state recently, and I can only think that the terrible economy has quite a bit to do with it, unfortunately.
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Also note, that sadly, the flag is at half-mast again today. Recently, another one of this state's finest, and the nation's finest, was killed in Fallujah, Iraq. They're calling it a "noncombat incident," but regardless, if this country wasn't in such an ill-advised war in the first place, he'd still be alive and his parents would still have a son. For more on U.S. Army Pfc. Gebrah P. Noonan's death, click here.
Update: More details of his death can be found here. Apparently it was an out-of-control vocal altercation with other soldiers, and there was a second young man murdered as well. Tragic, all the way around.