Friday, October 12, 2012

Pray for my city

The police dept arrested 10 suspects connected to 2 separate gang-related homicides that happened about a month apart and a block from each other. The homicides happened in May & June, and the arrests were made this month. Bravo to the po-po. That seems pretty swift. Real life isn't like CSI or NCIS where many of the crimes are solved within a day.

But it's crazy. The victims where 17 & 18 year old guys, and none of the suspects are over 24 years old. One of them is a minor. The police spokesman said that there is a rise in these violent crimes with younger offenders and victims. You can't help but wonder what's going on. But truth is, there's a lot of contributing factors.

In total, there have been 37 homicides in the city already (13 gang-related). Back in mid-August, there was a streak of 8 killings in 13 days. It's a blood-bath. And the year's not over...but I pray the killings are.

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