- Feb 10, 2009
There is such a clear path of action that should have occurred after the fact
Not sexy enuff topic...Here is what I dont understand. Why arent people the demonstrating against the neighborhood violence. (See Below)
WATCH NOW: 'When is it going to stop?': At least 28 people shot in Richmond, Henrico in recent weeksResidents in the Highland Gardens neighborhood in eastern Henrico County were expecting something bad to happen. The only question was when, several residents said Thursday.richmond.com
The qadruple shooting on Thursday in eastern Henrico just outside the Richmond city limits marks the latest in a spate of shootings in recent weeks that has alarmed communities in the metro area. At least 28 people have been shot, five of them fatally, in Richmond and Henrico since July 7.
The violence included the shooting this week of five people, one fatally, outside a McDonald’s during daylight hours in a busy commercial section of Forest Hill Avenue in South Richmond. And in one eight-hour period last week, Richmond police reported that six people were shot in five separate incidents in the East End, North Side and South Side. A 15-year-old boy and a 31-year-old woman were killed, and the wounded included 3-year-old and 6-year-old girls.
The 3-year-old was lying in bed around 11 p.m. on July 14 when a bullet pierced her leg. Her stepfather, Kevin Rowland, heard what he thought were fireworks and could hear his stepdaughter crying. He knew she was afraid of fireworks, so he wasn’t surprised."
But when the child’s mother touched her leg, it was wet. There was blood coming through her pajama pants.
The child was rushed to the hospital, where a doctor decided not to remove the bullet fragment because it was close to an artery, Rowland said, adding that the doctor said the fragment might fall out as the child grows up.
“She’s actually back to herself; she’s playing,” Rowland said.
The 3-year-old was shot in the same drive-by that left a 15-year-old dead at George Mason Apartments at North 31st and P streets.
“When is it going to stop?” Rowland said of the recent shootings across Richmond and in Henrico. “Kids can’t even sleep in their bed or go out to play.”
People keep bitching that we dont need to cops and that they can take care of their own neighborhoods.
Well, here's your chance.
Start making your own neighborhoods safe taking care of your own families. Make sure your kids arent involved with the wrong crowd and look after your neighbors
Maybe then you wont have tragedies like the one above. This doesn't just go for urban neighbourhoods. This goes for the suburban ones like the Connecticut where Sandy Hook massacre took place.
Then..you wont need the cops.