Being the chief of police has made me a little superstitious. I may have jinxed our downward violent crime trend after speaking to friends at a downtown. Kiwanis meeting on the 21st of March. I discussed how our violent crime was way down and shared some examples I was proud of. I talked how last year we had only a handful of commercial robberies. Well….the next day Gary Liquor was robbed at knife point. Since the Kiwanis meeting we’ve had a few minor knife assaults (almost more than we had all of last year). Shootings? Last year? Since Kiwanis, one. It reminded me of a time a few years ago where I told the Mayor on warm July day that so far that year we had not had a….Well, maybe I’ll just keep quiet.