LIGHTER SIDE: Safe And Sorry

W.H.Thompson over at put together a couple of “Safe Passage” sign ideas just for us.

It would be nice to have no-robbery/no-beating streets declared around here. But, given the “success” of the original program, maybe we’ll just risk it….

Monday evening’s quintuple shooting in Uptown was smack in the middle of a “Safe Passage” zone. Just over a week before that, a man was shot dead, seemingly underneath the “Safe Passage” sign itself (below).

WHT’s site provides detailed analysis of the city’s ongoing homicide problem and the police department’s attempts to control “perception.” Hop over.


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