Hey, so, it’s been over a month since the Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013 Soulard Mardi Gras Grand Parade Day and the shooting by the police and death of Otis Robinson, and nobody has served us any t ravs.
Remember, this was done after the previous shooting. That would be the killing of James M. Clavin, lured to the neighborhood by the beguiling charms of the Soulard Social House. Clavin was shot to death by person or persons unknown. He died in the street on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012 in the 1500 block of S. 8th.
As everybody remembers, the Soulard Social House held a neighborhood forum a couple of days later to explain that they were just a fun-loving business and that they had nothing to do with the Clavin - or the earlier Gary Patch - deaths.
Interestingly, it seems that everybody bought this, including Ryan, author of the “I love Soulard” blog, who was veddy, veddy impressed with the t ravs served by the Social House at the conclusion of the forum. Manufactured in New Jersey and shipped here in five gallon, plastic buckets, apparently the t ravs were adequate compensation to the neighborhood for the blood on the street.
So if Ryan was impressed, then we should all be impressed, as well as respectful of traditions. So, every time somebody is shot to death, then somebody owes us some t ravs, am I correct, Ryan? So where are they?
If the t ravs cause Ryan and the rest to forget what kind of businesses - and their related social climate - have settled into Soulard, then bring them on. They helped us forget James. What about Otis? No t ravs, no peace is the in-crowd motto. They can hardly wait until the next Soulard killing.