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Monday, June 19, 2017

You Ever been on the X-Train? That ain’t the Mother-Bleepin’ Soul Train! GRA, Jeff Hadley, and Glenn Miller on Kalamazoo (Videos)

By Grand Rapids Anonymous
Monday, June 19, 2017 at 12:58:00 A.M. EDT

Saturday night, for the second time in four months, the Kalamazoo police broke up the Saturday night X-train. Twenty to 40 cars driving down Kazoo streets, with the blacks hopped up on Ecstasy. Assaults, robberies, and loud music from the cars blasting as they parade (or train) down the streets. They like doing this after midnight until 4 a.m. Two murders have been associated with this X-train stuff. The X-train, amazingly, has gone on for many years—but only now are the police cracking down. It's bad all over.


KPS Chief Jeff Hadley Speaks about X-Trains in Kalamazoo





Back When Kalamazoo Belonged to Civilization, and Ecstasy Came from Music: “I Got a Gal in Kalamazoo,” by Mack Gordon and Harry Warren, performed by the Glenn Miller Orchestra, Marion Hutton, The Modernaires, Nicholas Brothers, Tex Beneke, and with Jackie Gleason and Cesar Romero, in Orchestra Wives (1942)





Here’s the back story.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I grew up listening to this fabulous music bcuz my dad was such a fan.It brought back so many wonderful memories...thanks for the break from the bad news.

Anonymous said...

Interpretation of Hadley:
" We haven't done our job for years.We let them do what they wanted, basically,unimpeded.My excuse is,there were too many to go after."
Seriously?That's the storyline they want to spread?
I posted an article on the X-Train a while back.There's a long history here.Finally,it got on TV--with complaints of many residents--and arrests were made.
-which they could have done a long time ago.
--GR Anonymous

Anonymous said...

jerry pdx
I'd almost pass this off as just teenagers cruising but I looked up some information online about the X-train and noted some differences to typical teen cruising: Violence for one, when I cruised back in the day with my friends I don't ever recall serious violence breaking out, one time I think there was a fistfight over a girl but actual fights were rare, I don't ever recall a robbery or anybody doing property damage. A murder was unthinkable. Admittedly there was some loud music coming out of some cars but it wasn't everybody on full volume continuously through the night. The X train strikes me as more of a display of power, they actually seem to be controlling the flow of traffic trying to taunt (white) people trying to get somewhere, our cruising never impeded anybody and if cars started to get too thick cops would come out and issue a few tickets, we cleared out pretty quickly then. Generally, if traffic was too much people would pull over to an empty lot and sit for a while, maybe drink a few beers or smoke some pot. However, drugs and drinking were not the theme, X from what I've read stands for Ecstasy. We were bored kids at that age when you felt like you could go on forever, we didn't have an agenda or a need to provoke anyone. Mostly is was just hanging out, showing off cars and maybe meeting some girls. Harmless fun. Oh yeah, in my cruising days it was mostly white kids but there were often some black kids cruising or hanging out with us also, nobody messed with them or harassed them, something tells me whites wouldn't get the same considering if they tried to join the "X-train".

Anonymous said...

GRA:Scott Pelley leaves anchor chair--lets his true views out.With these thoughts that he has,he should be fired from the network,completely for condoning last weeks shooting.

(FOXNEWS)Thursday evening, CBS's Scott Pelley, who officially ended his tenure as the network's Evening News anchor the following evening, told viewers that "It's time to ask whether the attack on the United States Congress Wednesday was foreseeable, predictable and, to some degree, self-inflicted."

It's clear from Pelley's subsequent commentary that his answers to all three elements are "Yes." It's equally clear from the examples he supplied as support that he sees (or wants viewers to see) the problem as predominantly about the conduct of those on the right.

Transcript below:

It's time to ask whether the attack on the United States Congress, yesterday, was foreseeable, predictable and, to some degree, self-inflicted.

Too many leaders, and political commentators, who set an example for us to follow, have led us into an abyss of violent rhetoric which, it should be no surprise, has led to violence
GRA:His liberal slant is rivaled and surpassed only by Lesta Holt on network news.Both think the same way.It's shameful these individuals read our network news.
--GR Anonymous

Anonymous said...

Speaking of Lesta,tonight his coverage of the two attacks in London and Paris.First,a quick report on the (Islamic)terrorist,driving a gas filled vehicle into a police car.
That got little coverage.
The white guy in London was given a full report and described as an "extremist".PM May said,"THAT must be stopped."Not the Muslim attacks,just the "extremist" ones.
One question:If the Muslims hadn't started all this,with no signs of stopping,would today's attack on Muslims have happened?
In a word,no.
--GR Anonymous