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      CommentAuthorMonk.Eastman
    • CommentTimeApr 18th 2008 edited
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    CNN finally reported a story that doesn't make me want to fist nuns with brass knuckles.
    "Your basic mission as a journalist, you bear witness, you see things that are unseen," Leovy said while driving a CNN reporter through some of L.A.'s bloodiest neighborhoods. "It's sort of awful to think of people being murdered and nobody seeing it."

    Ms Leovy's Homicide Report is here

    I wish someone had something for it here in New York. And Chicago. And Gaza. And Baghdad. And Moscow. And Johannesburg. And Sao Paulo And everyplace else where death is just kind of...y'know. Whatever.
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      CommentAuthorLinsterg
    • CommentTimeApr 19th 2008
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    I live in a homicide-heavy locale and for several years it's amazed me that most killings are buried deep in the paper, and many don't appear at all. I didn't realize this until three years ago, when there was a double-homicide three blocks from my house and I found it reported the next day on page B23, in a two inch blurb.

    I suppose most murder victims are people who not a lot of other people give a crap about. It's riskier to kill people who are beloved.
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      CommentAuthorJon Wake
    • CommentTimeApr 19th 2008
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    Well, if you read the reports and know crime, a pretty obvious pattern emerges. Drug hit, drug hit, drug hit, botched robbery, drug hit, drug hit...

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