Unprecedented? Ward 1 hasn't seen spasms of violence of this type
over even the past few years? Not that I'm complaining -- more focus
on crime is something I've been advocating for years now and I think
it's long overdue. I'm just curious as to why there's all this
outrage about it now.
--- In WardOneDC@yahoogroups.com
, Dominic Sale <dominicsale@...>
> November 6, 2007 - 5:05am
> Nathan Hager, WTOP Radio
> WASHINGTON -- Some D.C. residents are opening their inboxes to find
a mass e-mail about violence in their neighborhood.
> "An unprecedented cycle of violence" is how Ward One D.C.
Councilman Jim Graham describes it in an e-mail he sent to his
> More than 100 shots have been fired since Oct. 1, with about 10
people wounded, but no one killed.
> "People might think that this is just random shootings, unconnected
and I wanted people to know that we believe, that this is all related
to gang shootings," Graham says.
> Graham specifically names three gangs in his e-mail.
> So what makes him so sure the shootings are gang-related? The fact
that no one has been killed, Graham says.
> "I think they were intentionally aiming ... to send a message that
they were angry. Well, we're all angry now and we're all fed up."
> Graham says D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier is considering his
proposal to create a gang intervention police unit in Ward One.
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