Skip to comments.December turning into a violent month (Indy)
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.
those Amish sure take their Christmas seriously
Except on FreeRepublic, apparently.
It’s Obama’s fault
if you dont celebrate JESUS CHRIST every day there is nothing left to say so wtf ben
It’s sounds so middle America...Apple pie....innocent...
Back to reality....
You think “Prince of Peace” refers to Jesus?
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.
Demographics, me lad...
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
Kwanzaa is only cool if you can celebrate all 7 days in Hawaii...and maybe 10 more for golf...
Oh my! Where did you find that?
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....
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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?
damn...missed that one.
Getting to be so many, it’s hard to keep up
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.
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.
For a question you said made no sense, ya answered it perfectly and even figured out the typo..
Demographics make a difference.
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