Left: A female on Champlain near Mulberry beckons to passing cars on June 29, 2006 at 5:23 pm
(Toledo, OH) A few weeks ago a fellow Toledoan suggested that bloggers might use their websites to highlight neighborhood crime, bringing attention to ongoing problems through citizen journalism.
The result of this brainstorming is "John Watch," in which I will document street-level solicitation in Toledo neighborhoods.
Left: Male driver of the pictured vehicle drives away on northbound Champlain with the woman, 5:25 pm
I am in the process of refining this series, and I will likely bring a driver in the future. I found it difficult to simultaneously drive, take photographs, and catch all the pertinent details.
The Ohio license plate of the light-green sedan had a vanity phrase "XXXXXXX." Note: I am removing license plate numbers from this series under legal advice.
I did not get a good look at the driver of the vehicle, and I was not able to recognize the brand and model of the vehicle. Perhaps a more savvy reader will be able to pinpoint the type of vehicle.
I am desirous to get feedback on improving this series, as well as problem areas that could be highlighted. Think of this as an interactive series that is akin to TV's COPS, only in a blog format.