Gotham is seeing a rise in gang to gang violence. There’s allot that suggest a power play (plays?) between the rival organized crime entities in the city, maybe even a new player in town. I’m not sure though. I’ve been really busy keeping up with the usual stuff. The recent invasion from Apokolips really did a number on the city’s infrastructure and most of the money being poured into the city’s recovery is not making it to law enforcement. On an up note I had Superboy and Spoiler do some undercover work with me posing as contractors working on the reconstruction of the GCPD building. We’ve installed the standard packages and some updated equipment I’ve been working on. I think even O is going to be impressed with my traceless sniffer code. BTW, SB should never be allowed to work with heavy power tools again. Let’s just say it’s a good thing I’m quick and he’s invulnerable.
Still investigating the new batch of designer drugs hitting the teen to twenty –something crowd. The kid I saved from that OD seizure in an alleyway last week ended up dying in the hospital later that week. I found a sample of the drug he was on and ran it through the mass spectrometer. The file is tagged with this report. Check it out, it’s nasty stuff. I’m pretty sure it’s been designed specifically with the developing neurology of young adult brains in mind. People are going to need medical assistance to get off this stuff, and even that is sounding dangerous.
Spoiler and I tracked a source to a nightclub called ‘Full Tilt’. It’s running as a private venue technically but it’s basically a night club for teens and early twenties. It’s a dirty operation but it keeps it laundry away from the public. It’s be a mess to bust without a full raid by the police and they’re just spread too thin right now. The place is like Lord of the Flies meets Less Than Zero. LOTS of rich pretty kids going there and it’s being worked by a slick operation looking to recruit more customers. I’ve been taking a page from your Bruce Wayne “Idle dilettante” playbook and making Tim Drake look like a bored amoral rich kid who spends his time there. I don’t know how you put up with that shtick, because it’s allot of work while being annoying at the same time. Superboy and Spoiler are also doing the undercover thing there. We avoid each other while undercover and meet later in uniform to discuss what we found.
New development. Bane is back in town, and it turns out he’s pursuing the designer drugs as well. Turns out he has a thing about kids and drugs. I’m pretty sure he was looking to break legs and maybe pulp heads, but he’s agreed to do this our way.
Look, I know. It’s Bane, but I’m really strapped for backup these days. I saw Dick the night we drove Darkseid out of Gotham but that’s it. I think he’s eyes deep in something, but I’m not getting much in the way of details. You’re not here and it’s pretty much just me right now except when I can get SB to help out on the weekend or Spoiler to watch my back. I figured it would be smarter to use Bane than try to fight him AND the drug dealers at the same time.
Anyhow, SB and Spoiler got invitations to a ‘private party’ while at Full Tilt. It’s sounding like the club is used as a place to ‘vet’ potential clients/future dealers. Candidates are then invited to a moving party where I’m sure are given a much more private and permissive atmosphere and are offered to ‘take the next step’. The next party is in a penthouse at Gotham Towers. SB and Spoiler and going to check it out. I’m giving them fake fingerprints and created some convincing false background in case anyone gives them a hard look. They have instructions to bail if things get too hot/deep.
I’m going to be shadowing Bane. He received an invitation (under the alias of ‘Tito Alvarez’) to get an audition with ‘The Chemists’. It’s a good chance these guys are the distributors we’re looking for, maybe even the manufacturers. The meeting is in the Baxton Warehouse in the East End. I’m going to case the place a few days before and set up some contingencies.
In other news, I’m generaly sore all of the time. There isn’t a time when some part of me isn’t purple. Shiva is kicking my butt. I stopped wondering if she’s testing my limits to see if I’ll quit or really going for the training. I just do the work and try to forget about the wherefores. I just sleep and drink water where and when I can. Alfred deserves membership in the Justice Leauge keeping me patched up and fed.
So, anytime you feel like returning , that’d be fine with me.