Three shootings in the city this week, all on Sunday between 12:15am and 12:49am. In Brooklyn, Harlem and Jamaica (Laurelton). Just a guess, but I don’t think any of the shooters or victims were White, Asian or Indian. Just a hunch, but a good hunch. AND the city says crime is down. Maybe, but certainly not in communities of color and just what does that say of communities of color that no one wants to speak about.
And why is is relevant to mention race, BECAUSE IT IS. Because this is the same pattern over and over and over again that keeps getting ignored.
From The Daily News:
The mayhem unfolded between 12:15 a.m. and 12:49 a.m., leaving five men with non life-threatening injuries.
In Brooklyn, a 35-year-old man was shot in the right leg on Madison St. by Marcus Garvey Blvd. at about 12:15 a.m., cops said. A 20-year-old man struck in the same incident showed up at Woodhull Medical Center minutes later, shot in the buttocks, police said.
Minutes later, two men were shot at the corner of W. 139th St. and Adam Clayton Powell Blvd. in Harlem.
One of the men, 24, was shot in the stomach. Medics took him to Harlem Hospital, where he was in stable condition. The second man, 44, who was also shot in the stomach, walked into the same hospital.
Then, at 12:49 a.m. in Queens, a 19-year-old man was shot in the back on 232nd St. by Merrick Blvd. in Laurelton, cops said. He was in stable condition at Jamaica Hospital. Police have not yet made arrests in any of the shootings.