WTF: Murder in the city comes close
I generally scoff at concerns about the city's murder rate, because it doesn't affect me much. Most murders happen in the poorer parts of the city, and involve people I don't know. I joke that since murders happen mostly between people who are acquainted, just don't have any friends...
But that isn't a helpful way of thinking about it (although I research and write about equity, crime, and public safety issues in deep and thoughtful ways).
(Last year, a nephew of a work colleague of Suzanne's was hit by stray fire in a high profile random shooting.)
Last night, Charnice Milton, a reporter for the Hill Rag, the community newspaper focused on Capitol Hill, was murdered, within a half hour of her covering the monthly meeting of the Eastern Market Community Advisory Committee, which I sit on. She was quiet during the meeting, attentive, sitting in the first row.