Tag Archives: Boston violence

Thug Life

( – promoted by Patrick) Let’s face it: Gov. Patrick can never, and will never, talk seriously about the problem of inner-city violence in Boston. He can talk platitudes, speak in generalities, and dance around the real subject, but he can never really hit the mark. I can’t blame him. For him to talk seriously about the “root causes” of…

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“I Used To Care…But Things Have Changed”

( – promoted by Patrick) Can we all admit that no one really gives a damn about the violence plaguing inner-city Boston? I have no problem admitting this–because I certainly suffer from compassion fatigue. Inner-city violence in Boston used to break my heart; now, I find myself struggling to even care. Years ago, I regarded urban violence as one of…

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The Chickens Come Home To Roost

( – promoted by Patrick) Tomorrow is the funeral for Steven Odom, a thirteen-year-old African-American from Dorchester who was struck down last week by a bullet not meant for his body. Odom’s murder has galvanized the city, horrifying Bostonians in a way few murders seem to do. It’s a horror that will linger–but unfortunately, it will only linger for a…

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Waiting Period for Ginzus?

Where’s the billboard on the Massachusetts Turnpike decrying the importation of illegal cutlery?  I won’t hold my breath waiting.  Parallels can certainly be drawn between guns and knives when both are used in homicide can’t they? The Boston Globe is reporting today that shootings are declining in the Hub but stabbings are increasing.  Despite a much-touted reduction in shootings in…

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Granny shot – WTF

Read the Boston Herald story titled “Granny shot on her porch” here: http://www.bostonher… I am apparantly missing something with this story in today’s Boston Herald.  The story tells of an all too common gang related drive-by shooting in Roxbury.  The headline and first paragraph tell of a 65 year old woman (granny) that was shot while sitting innocently on her…

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