Apparently, a dispute got out of hand. No reason to be alarmed, though. Shootings may be UP in our "sector" of the precinct, murder and rape are UP, but there's apparently nothing to be UPset about. It's all under control. The fact that you never see beat cops doesn't mean they're not there, staking the drug joints and cuffing bad guys. It's all in your heads, folks! Nothing to see here, so why don't you just move along...And if you've called 911 and no one's responded, well, you must have been blow-drying your hair or something, because they stopped by and no one answered the doorbell. Also, those of you who witnessed the shooting and spoke to the detectives, apparently you didn't do so, as apparently no one would talk to the police. Well, no one worth noting anyhow.
In other news, Councilman Eugene responded to news of the shooting by issuing this press release:
STATEMENT FROM COUNCILMEMBER MATHIEU EUGENE ON THE EARTHQUAKE IN VIRGINIA
Today’s 5.9 magnitude earthquake that struck Virginia was a scary and traumatic experience. Wherever you were at the time of the earthquake, I hope you managed to stay safe and that no damage was caused to your home or business. This was a very unusual circumstance and I thank God that no significant damage or major injuries have so far been reported.
I hope you take this opportunity to reflect on how grateful we are for our lives and, while witnessing such incidents, how close we are to each other as people. I ask that we come together as a community to pray for all who may be affected by the earthquake, especially those who live near the epicenter in Virginia.
In all seriousness, I hope to see you Saturday, Working together means meeting together, and I look forward to meeting you all.