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December turning into a violent month (Indy)
wthr ^ | Dec 15, 2013 | Carrie Cline

Posted on 12/16/2013 6:21:39 PM PST by digger48

INDIANAPOLIS - 'Tis the season for crime and violence. Two more shootings this weekend left two people, including a 15-year-old boy, dead. But unfortunately, the violence doesn't surprise some. It's another deadly trend going in the wrong direction.

This weekend's violence started Friday night with the shooting of Michael Boyd, who was 23. It happened following a disturbance at a Shell gas station on the city's northeaRev. Charles Harrison, leader of the Ten Point Coalition, says December is typically a violent month because even criminals are trying to collect money to provide Christmas for their families.st side. After getting shot, police say Boyd ran and collapsed in a nearby yard where he died.

"We never got no problems here in this complex," said Carl Straughan

Straughan lives at the scene of another deadly shooting this weekend. This one happened at the Rosewood Commons Apartments on the city's northwest side. 15-year-old Anthony Warren was shot and killed under a tree Saturday shortly after noon.

Rev. Charles Harrison, leader of the Ten Point Coalition, says December is typically a violent month because even criminals are trying to collect money to provide Christmas for their families. He says now more than ever, peace is a necessity. It's a message he's not only preaching on the streets, but at his church.

"We celebrate the Prince of Peace this month as we lead to Christmas and we're talking how can we make this a peaceful city," said Rev. Harrison.

After an especially violent summer in the city, Rev. Harrison says he's not surprised it's continuing into an icy, cold December.

"Money, drugs and then street conflict. Those are the three biggest things that are driving the increase in violence," said Rev. Harrison.

Then comes retaliation, an element, Rev. Harrison says played a role in Friday night's shooting.

The murder of the 15-year-old continues one trend of more young people carrying guns. But, it builds on a newer trend regarding the location of the crime.

"Pike has been one of those areas we haven't had a lot of trouble in. But, because of the apartment complexes in the Pike area, we're now seeing an uptick in the Pike area," said Rev. Harrison.

In the end, Rev. Harrison says it's a problem that affects all of us.

"We have family members and relatives and neighbors that we know are involved in things that can lead to violence. We have to be more vocal and more engaged," said Rev. Harrison.

Turning a season of giving into a season of saving our community.


TOPICS: Local News; Miscellaneous
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Rev. Charles Harrison, leader of the Ten Point Coalition, says December is typically a violent month because even criminals are trying to collect money to provide Christmas for their families.

those Amish sure take their Christmas seriously

1 posted on 12/16/2013 6:21:39 PM PST by digger48
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To: digger48
"We celebrate the Prince of Peace this month as we lead to Christmas..."

Except on FreeRepublic, apparently.

2 posted on 12/16/2013 6:24:35 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: digger48

It’s Obama’s fault


3 posted on 12/16/2013 6:25:58 PM PST by ronnie raygun
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To: BenLurkin; digger48

if you dont celebrate JESUS CHRIST every day there is nothing left to say so wtf ben


4 posted on 12/16/2013 6:27:25 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: digger48
Rev. Charles Harrison, leader of the Ten Point Coalition, says December is typically a violent month because even criminals are trying to collect money to provide Christmas for their families.

ROFL!!!

5 posted on 12/16/2013 6:29:21 PM PST by Ken H (What happens on the internet, stays on the internet.)
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To: digger48

Indianapolis?

It’s sounds so middle America...Apple pie....innocent...

Back to reality....


6 posted on 12/16/2013 6:35:56 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: BenLurkin

You think “Prince of Peace” refers to Jesus?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_AAELC5Kzno


7 posted on 12/16/2013 6:39:53 PM PST by oblomov
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To: digger48

But liberals tell us that blacks celebrate Kwanzaa. What the heck? Is this somehow a slam against Chrisyptmas, that nobody robs and commits crimes for Kwanzaa. Is Kwanzaa even a gift giving holiday???

And liberals tell us we’re not supposed to say Christmas, so as to give equal time to all of the other holidays this time of year.


8 posted on 12/16/2013 6:43:48 PM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: dragnet2
Indianapolis? It’s sounds so middle America...Apple pie....innocent...

Demographics, me lad...

http://www.city-data.com/city/Indianapolis-Indiana.html

9 posted on 12/16/2013 6:44:06 PM PST by Ken H (What happens on the internet, stays on the internet.)
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To: digger48

astounding that the “community” never calls for increased law enforcement as a way of protecting themselves. thats an amazing and truly awful sate of affairs


10 posted on 12/16/2013 6:45:49 PM PST by beebuster2000
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Kwanzaa is only cool if you can celebrate all 7 days in Hawaii...and maybe 10 more for golf...


11 posted on 12/16/2013 6:47:46 PM PST by nascarnation (Wish everyone see a "Gay Kwanzaa")
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To: oblomov

Oh my! Where did you find that?


12 posted on 12/16/2013 6:49:14 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: digger48

I just read where one Amish mom read about her son’s demise on Facebook before the cops arrived to haul the body away. That Obamaphone network really works fast....

http://www.wthr.com/story/24234214/2013/12/16/mother-learns-of-sons-shooting-death-on-facebook


13 posted on 12/16/2013 6:50:24 PM PST by nascarnation (Wish everyone see a "Gay Kwanzaa")
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To: beebuster2000

Well, I’ve heard some black activists say that the history of police brutality makes the community distrust law enforcement.

But how often do we hear of ghetto shootings, and police arrive, and there are no witnesses, nobody saw anything, nobody knows what went down. It’s a sad cycle of violence in which nobody gets punished for anything.


14 posted on 12/16/2013 6:51:34 PM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Dilbert San Diego

I know an emergency room doc at our local trauma center.
He says the first phrase from every conscious shooting victim is “I got no idea who shot me”.


15 posted on 12/16/2013 6:54:01 PM PST by nascarnation (Wish everyone see a "Gay Kwanzaa")
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To: Dilbert San Diego

its true. here in our town, the polio are respited and work hand in hand with the “community”. there is little crime, and no violence at all of the type in the indy article.

had a couple break ins at the house over the last 12 years. cops were here and nailed the bad guys in under a minute.


16 posted on 12/16/2013 6:54:46 PM PST by beebuster2000
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To: BenLurkin

I’m a jazz afficionado. I was invited to a very liberal Presbyterian church once where the congregation sang this...minus the “Um Allah”...my jaw hit the floor.


17 posted on 12/16/2013 6:55:08 PM PST by oblomov
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To: Ken H

I’m not your “lad” Kenny...

And yes, I know all about demographics.

Or did ya think senselessness murder districts exist in all the wealthy white areas?


18 posted on 12/16/2013 7:02:00 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: nascarnation

damn...missed that one.

Getting to be so many, it’s hard to keep up


19 posted on 12/16/2013 7:05:19 PM PST by digger48
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To: digger48

Rev. Harrison has been quite outspoken about the lack of proper parenting as the main reason for the violence. He has no problem calling out black parents for not being parents. On that point he’s right.


20 posted on 12/16/2013 7:39:42 PM PST by henkster (Communists never negotiate.)
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To: henkster

bttt


21 posted on 12/16/2013 7:51:16 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: dragnet2
And yes, I know all about demographics. Or did ya think senselessness murder districts exist in all the wealthy white areas?

That question makes no sense, but I will nevertheless answer it as asked => No, I don't think senseless murder districts exist in all the wealthy white areas.

22 posted on 12/16/2013 8:38:24 PM PST by Ken H (What happens on the internet, stays on the internet.)
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To: Ken H

For a question you said made no sense, ya answered it perfectly and even figured out the typo..

Demographics make a difference.


23 posted on 12/16/2013 10:12:11 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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