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Vigil for Seth Conrad Rich, 27 year old Shot and Killed Early Sunday Morning in Bloomingdale

by Prince Of Petworth — July 13, 2016 at 1:45 pm 28 Comments

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From an email:

“Join the Bloomingdale Civic Association, Teri Janine Quinn, President &

the Bloomingdale Community to Remember

Seth Conrad Rich

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

7PM

2100 Block of 1st Street NW (between V and W Street NW)

  • B’dale Res

    This was adjusted to tonight at 7:00 PM on the 2100 block of 1st Street. Check the Bloomingdale Blog for confirmation.

  • Dino2

    It is terrible that he was killed, but why aren’t there vigils for every person who gets shot and killed in DC?

    • Anon

      There frequently are vigils, you may not have heard about them

    • Get involved

      Great point! Why don’t you take the lead on this?

    • Anon

      There are. Some of them just aren’t publicized here, presumably because folks don’t reach out to Dan. Don’t overthink it.

    • Common Sense

      Because this happened in Bloomingdale. The Bloomingdale Civic Association is organizing it. If any other Civic Association in the city wants to hold vigils for people who are killed in their neighborhoods they can. Or you can organize them Captain Obvious.

      • Effie

        everyone let’s just stop “Booming” and just show some respect for the vigil to take place, this is really sad. if you would like to organize a vigil for your loved one, or contact your neighborhood association/council to help, you may also do so.

    • textdoc

      I think the motivation for this vigil is that it hits home with young-ish, well-educated, upwardly mobile professionals — it strikes the “There but for the grace of God go I” chord.
      .
      As I was saying in Monday’s RRRR: “I think part of it is that often we’re able to rationalize it by telling ourselves that most of the shootings are between rival gang members, etc. We reassure ourselves that since we aren’t gang members or engaged in the drug trade, we’re ‘safe.’ An incident like this reminds us that that particular rationalization isn’t always applicable.”

      • BK2H

        Amen! The most rationale thing I have heard in a looooong time!

      • Dino2

        Common Sense, you seem to know about the Bloomingdale Civic Association, so I’ll ask
        was there a vigil or memorial for Dimas Fuentes-Lazo, who was murdered in Bloomingdale in April?

        • Anon

          That murder was in Brightwood Park, not Bloomingdale.
          http://mpdc.dc.gov/publication/homicide-victim-dimas-fuentes-lazo

        • textdoc

          Dimas Fuentes-Lazo was stabbed in the 800 block of Kennedy Street NW. That’s not Bloomingdale.

          • Common Sense

            BOOM!

          • Anony

            Double BOOM

        • neighbor

          This troll is obviously not from the area since he has no idea what neighborhood is where.

        • LMGTFY

          Not sure if there was a a vigil, but a quick google informed me that there was a memorial.

          http://dcshrines.blogspot.com/2016/05/memorial-for-dimas-fuentes-lazo-800.html

          • Petworth Pal

            Kennedy is the border between Petworth and Brightwood Park. #funfact. Dino2 know where you live.

          • You need to battle the wikipedia bandits who have annexed down to Emerson as part of Brightwood Park. Aux armes!!

        • Bloomingdaler

          Seth Rich has been the first murder victim in Bloomingdale since Monique Nalleat in 2009. There have been a handful on the edges (two people shot in a vehicle on North Capitol and Freddy Hawkins killed at the gas station on Florida) since then, but this is the first in a long time.

  • Anon

    Reading some of the write ups about him he seemed to be a pretty awesome guy. RIP

  • A

    I am honestly in disbelief. I feel so bad for the family and all those impacted by violence in our city. When will the mayor and council along with MPD step up and admit things are getting worse? Don’t quote me stats or talk to me about community meetings. I want new strategies and new policies. What’s being done isn’t working.

  • Aaron

    Thank you for this.

    Means a lot to us.

    -Aaron

    • AE

      Aaron I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your brother, please accept my condolences to you and your family. He was making a difference in this world. I hope you all find some solace and comfort in the midst of his tragic death.

  • Philippe Lecheval

    I keep wondering, who will have to die a senseless death before serious measures are taken to combat violent crime in DC?

  • Duponter

    There will never be serious measures because the only way to effectively prevent this is to reduce dramatically the number of guns on the street. And there’s zero political will to make that happen.

    Let’s face it, if gunning down 20+ six year old children in school or 49 people in a nightclub won’t result in any serious measures to combat gun violence, I’m at a loss for what it would take.

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