Saturday, August 18, 2012

Dorchester is Dangerous

Then don't go there.

"City officials seek public’s help amid ‘cycle of violence’" by Maria Cramer and Brian Ballou  |  Globe Staff, August 13, 2012

City leaders called on the public to help them track down the perpetrator of Sunday’s shooting of four women in a parked vehicle in Dorchester, as a third victim in the attack died Monday.

Following what some veteran police officers called the worst act of violence against women in recent memory, ­Mayor Thomas M. Menino said the public must help solve the crimes.

“This whole cycle of violence, why does it happen? Where did the gun come from?” he said. The shooters, he said, “have no regard for other people’s lives.”  

Maybe it has to do with the glorification our war-making militarism, Tom.

A law enforcement official with knowledge of the investigation said that detectives ­believe at least one gunman ­approached the women’s car and fired into the windows.

Two of the women died Sunday night, and the third Monday afternoon. The fourth was expected to survive the attack, which came in a weekend of bloodshed that left four others wounded from gunshots and another man dead in unrelated shootings....


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