Monday, September 05, 2011

Bloody weekend in New York City

A little over a week ago New Yorkers were congratulating themselves over how civilized the city had suddenly become in the wake of Hurricane Irene.
“There was a community feeling,” said Sara Schwartz, 33, a Web editor for the culinary site “People were just stopping and talking on the sidewalk.”

If it sounds like small-town America, it kind of was.
That was then, this is now.

Things are back to normal.

The New York Daily News reports
Twenty-four New Yorkers were hit by gunfire, one fatally, over 24 hours of violence this weekend, prompting Mayor Bloomberg to call the bloody stretch "unconscionable" and demand action from Washington.

The eruption of shootings from 6 a.m. Saturday to 6 a.m. Sunday left the mayor livid and the parents of three wounded children distraught and angry.

Police said the two dozen victims were shot in 14 separate incidents in Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx. As of last night, no arrests had been made in any of the shootings.
And here in Miami - although on a smaller scale - it was business as usual.

And so it goes.

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