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  • When I was walking down U St. this morning, I walked across what looked like a long trail of a lot of blood. Now I know why. So disturbing. The police need to better patrol U St., so that these incidents stop becoming regular occurrences.

  • It’s official. U Street is the new Adams Morgan.

  • I took a morning stroll today just as Anon 12:47.

    Around 9:30 am this morning I came across an obvious blood trail. While I didn’t follow it back to it’s origin I looks like it began somewhere near the McDonald’s at 14th & U St.

    Somebody got VERY serious wounds because there was lots of blood, most ending down the ramp to the parking garage of the Reeves municipal building where there was a large pool of blood.

    Not seeing any mention online about an incident, I flagged down a patrol car and pointed it out to the officer.

    I’ve seen plenty of blood before, but after Newtown I just about wanted to vomit when I realized what I was seeing.

  • Does anyone know if this was a random stabbing or was it related to an earlier event (fight, etc)

  • Ban all assault knives. And forks, spoons, “sporks”, and ice cream cones too.

    • I think it’s easier to just ban MD residents from “getting their drink on” in DC on the weekends. That would probably solve 75% of the problems in the U Street area.

  • let’s start by getting rid of all mcdonald’s and 7-11’s…guarantee a drop in these sorts of incidents

      • Is this serious? “+1,000,000” to a suggestion; in response to the news of a double stabbing; that we rid of all McDonald’s and 7-11’s?

        • Coded way of saying “Poor people who don’t look like me frequent these businesses.”

          See also: The Southern Strategy

          • I know. I just thought it’s funny that you could get so accustomed to the code within the bubble that PoPville apparently provides that you don’t realize how clueless you sound once you step out of it. The presence of two of the most successful retail businesses worldwide, brands defined by their global ubiquity and mass appeal, are in fact the distinct causes of the violence on U St.

          • “You start out in 1954 by saying, ‘Nigger, nigger, nigger.’ By 1968 you can’t say ‘nigger’ — that hurts you. Backfires. So you say stuff like forced busing, states’ rights and all that stuff. You’re getting so abstract now [that] you’re talking about cutting taxes, and all these things you’re talking about are totally economic things and a byproduct of them is [that] blacks get hurt worse than whites. And subconsciously maybe that is part of it. I’m not saying that. But I’m saying that if it is getting that abstract, and that coded, that we are doing away with the racial problem one way or the other. You follow me — because obviously sitting around saying, ‘We want to cut this,’ is much more abstract than even the busing thing, and a hell of a lot more abstract than ‘Nigger, nigger.'”
            -Lee Atwater

            Replace “cut taxes” and “states’ rights” with “close the McDonalds!” and “the 7-11 should be closed – look at the thugs!” and you get pretty darn close to Atwater’s point. That’s why gentrification is so contentious; it’s wrapped up in all of this mess.

    • Or we could begin enforcing laws and sentencings so that people that commit violent crimes are not back on the street for a long, long time.

  • One day, I was riding east on a 90s bus. As we approached the bus stop in front of my McDonald’s, the bus driving groaned and mumbled that he hates this stop. I asked him what he meant and he said, “there’s a food pantry near by. They all come on the bus with their bad attitudes and huge bags.” Maybe that’s the problem.

  • ah. so that was the cause of the giant disgusting blood stains all over the sidewalk yesterday.

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