posted on Jun, 3 2013 @ 08:25 AM
Now isn't this just a terrible statistic for a weekend. What is happening out there? People are going flat nuts and the value of life is dropping as
fast as the US dollar.
Violence surged like the mercury Sunday, with three more fatalities from gun violence — and eight others wounded in shootings — bringing the
total number of bullet-riddled in the city to 25 in less than 48 hours.
Only Staten Island was safe from the wide-ranging spray of gunfire and sickening weekend bloodshed. At least 12 people were blasted in Brooklyn, eight
in the Bronx and another four in Queens. The sole person shot in Manhattan took several slugs to the chest and perished in broad
If this is, in any way, a sign of things to come for the Summer? I think we're in real bad trouble.
This isn't a thread about guns, though I have no question in my mind that some in media will make it out that way. Chicago is also having headliner
and record breaking murder rates. These are both among the most strict and regulation heavy cities in the nation for guns, so to those who would seek
connection? I'd start there, if anywhere.
I think it's more a statement about just how wild and dangerous society at large seems to be getting. This is starting to remind me of the violence
which came from the coc aine wars of the 1980's. It was across the major cities then, too, but a clear reason and understandable motivation
behind it. Greed, profit and outright depravity from the new crack epidemic of the time. Not to side track into that side topic, in deference to T&C,
but the example is only to illustrate, by comparison, how little there is to point to now. There is no overriding cause and nothing to "solve" or
"control" to bring an end.
This just seems like general disregard for others and life in general while mixed with the desperation of the national situation and general anger
about many things combined. That isn't a problem that lends itself to solutions quickly, if ever. That doesn't bode well for how the coming months
and years are likely to unfold.