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Wednesday, March 18, 2015
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METRO WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18, 2015 i PAGE A3 KY METRO SPORTS 38,11,73,0 BUSINESS 38,0,73,30 FEATURES SCENE H&G 0,13,19,10 MONEY FEATURES HEALTH 10, 0, 29, 5 @ courierjournal 7 7 7 Asst. Metro Editor:Nick Hollkamp, (502) 582-4202, EDUCATION: ROUNDUP: STABBING, BUS SHOOTING, FENCE FIGHTS COURIER-JOURNAL. COM/BLOG/EDUCATION LOUISVILLIANS RECALL BLOODY MONDAY W hile many use St. Patrick’s Day as an e xcuse to raise a pint of green ale, a group of about 30 g athered to remember a sobering day in Louisville history, Bloody Monday. All sported a little green and s ome wore the sash of the Ancient O rder of Hibernians as they gathered Tuesday near a historical m arker on West Main Street to c ommemorate the deadly event and hear Metro Councilman Tom O wen talk about that day and that e ra in Louisville’s history. Bloody Monday took place Aug. 6 , 1855, when Irish and German immigrants were attacked by members of the American Know-Nothing Party on Election Day. Armed gangs from the Know-Nothing Party positioned themselves at various polling places and later drifted into Irish Catholic neighborhoods, where bloody rioting broke out. German Catholics were drawn into the rioting, and at least 22 died i n scattered street riots. The Know-Nothing Protestants feared the growing Irish Catholics’ and German Catholics’ population in the community. “I’d like for people to understand that as Irish people we hold d ear our past and we remember t hings like this,” said Hibernian Mark Wakefield, “and make sure it’s remembered for all time.” His thoughts were echoed by Julia Garrison-Wood, “People become complacent; we just don’t want them to forget,” she said. Led by bagpiper Zac Meihaus, the group finished by walking 10 blocks from the marker to Patrick O’Shea’s for lunch. MICHAEL CLEVENGER/THE COURIER-JOURNAL Zac Meihaus played the bagpipes Tuesday as a group of about 30 made their way to Patrick O'Shea's on Main Street. The group started at a historical marker about "Bloody Monday" a day when when German and Irish Americans were attacked. Photos and text by Michael Clevenger The Courier-Journal MICHAEL CLEVENGER/THE COURIER-JOURNAL The group chose St. Patrick's Day to gather and listen to Metro Councilman Tom Owen as he spoke about “Bloody Monday” in Louisville. MORE ONLINE See a video of the gathering at 7 DARK DAY IN CITY’S HISTORY In the early morning hours of Nov. 6, 2014, police received a citizen complaint that three people in the 2600 block of W est Broadway were talking about rob- b ery. Acrime analyst in the recently launched Real Time Crime Center who was monitoring a MetroWatch surveil- l ance camera in the area saw the three s uspects on the move. T he analyst informed MetroSafe, which advised police. F our minutes after the citizen’s call, officers pulled into a Kroger lot one block away, saw the suspects throw something under a nearby car and soon d etermined it was keys to a stolen 2010 Chevy Cobalt and 2000 Buick Century, a ccording to an arrest narrative. The three were charged with receiving stolen property. It’s the type of narrative the crime c enter’s director, Jennifer Corum, points to when talking about the potential of the c enter, launched in November with a $512,800 budget as a response to the roving-mob violence seen in downtown Louisville on March 22, 2014. N ow just over four months into the c enter’s operation, Corum said officers a re “increasingly” aware of its abilities to help them in the field. That support has come in the form of identifying suspects, subjects of potential retaliation or likely locations where s uspects might flee. E ight analysts are currently trained a nd employed — one more has yet to be hired — and rotate shifts so one to three staff the center at all times. They monitor the MetroWatch came ra system, a network of 82 surveillance c ameras throughout the metro area, for c riminal activity or public safety concerns. They were also trained on crime map- p ing, recognizing crowd dynamics and using law enforcement databases and open source systems, such as social media sites. By gleaning from multiple sources, they can feed information to police as they first respond to a call, research that was normally done after the fact, Corum said. D uring November and December 2014, analysts contacted MetroSafe 108 t imes, noted suspicious behavior on c amera 33 times, assisted sworn personnel 441times and contacted MetroSafe 2 2 times to dispatch a call for service, acc ording to police data. Police credit the crime center for six a rrests during that period. The center’s videos are maintained for 30 days in on-site servers and are acc essible to police personnel through a written or email request to the Narcotics Division Commander, according to the department policy. Only those on the force’s Technical Operations Team, including the analysts, have the power to access, research and retrieve Metro- Watch videos, policy notes. Crime center stays on alert Real Time Crime Center offers police field support By Matthew Glowicki The Courier-Journal SeeCRIME,Page4A U.S. Sen. Rand Paul will announce that he is running for president during a rally on April 7 at the Galt House in Louisville. Sources close to Paul, speaking on condition of anonymity, said that Paul’s campaign apparatus has begun making phone c alls to supporters in Kentucky and a round the country to invite them to the e vent. O ne source said that while Paul could c hange his mind and announce on that day t hat he would not seek the Republican nomination, “you could knock me over with a feather if that’s what he does.” “That is the day of his announcement,” the source said. Paul, who has traveled numerous times to early caucus and primary states like Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina, has said that he plans to make his decision next month and that he would make t he announcement in Louisville. “ That puts two and two together for u s,” said Jefferson County Republican P arty Chairman Nate Haney, who said he a ssumes Paul will talk about his presiden- t ial aspirations that day. “I have gotten a phone call on it and I was told that there was going to be some type of announcement or event,” he said. “I have my suspicions that he’s going to announce his run for president.” Doug Stafford, who h eads up RANDPAC, Paul’s political act ion committee, didn’t immediately ret urn an email or a phone call to his cell p hone seeking comment. T he exact time of the event is in flux, o ne source said. “He’s on an awfully tight schedule because he’s going to do a nationwide fly-around to early primary states.” Another source said that Paul would make stops over the next five days in Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada — four states that will choose their presidential nominees by the end of February. State Rep. Phil Moffett said he re- c eived a phone call inviting him to the e vent and that he has put it on his sched- u le. “I wasn’t told what it’s about but I as- Rand Paul to announce presidential bid April 7 By Joseph Gerth T he Courier-Journal SeeBID,Page4A AP Sen. Rand Paul 3A

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