With the news in a tizzy about 2.5 attacks in 8 days along the Monon Trail in the fifty block stretch between Fall Creek and 86th Street, Indianapolis Police Chief Paul Ciesielski grandstanded up and down the trail on Thursday on a bicycle with a posse of other officers, acting surprised when the media showed up to interview him. (Gosh, how did they all know he'd be there?)
Meanwhile, the state legislature had already taken a step to improve my safety on the Monon. As of yesterday, I no longer forfeit my Second Amendment rights by using its smooth asphalt instead of bomb-cratered side streets to run errands around Broad Ripple.
Since Chief Ciesielski and his Flying Squad aren't going to show up at my doorstep to escort me wherever I go, I reckon I'll just escort myself.