Sent from a reader:
“So there was a stabbing like 3 houses down from my house at 11th and Otis tonight. My roommates and I were sitting in our front room when it happened and the cops think it might turn out to be a homicide…
Part of what makes me really sad about this is that there are kids that live right near that intersection. Like right abutting the intersection, the coolest kid in Columbia Heights lives there and I hate to think of her being scared because of this happening. When I was a kid living in a pretty good neighborhood, someone broke into my dad’s car in our drive way. Anyway, it really scared me… I can’t imagine what it does to a kid to know that someone was stabbed (and most likely killed) right there.”
I was feeling such joy from the Obama victory and now I’ve crashed back down to earth. This is why I think it is so important to donate or volunteer to some of these organizations.