Jacob Andoh asked on 6 Nov 2007:
Whatever happened to the statement below thatAlthough the numbers continue to vary somewhat somewhat from month to month and year to year, we continue to have an average of one murder every two or three days. Toykia Lynn Dow's accused killer was an 18 year old male, out on the street, with a gun, at night, far from his home.
".......Hundreds of Prince George's residents paacked an Upper Marlboro church yesterday (over a year and a half ago) to warn county officials that they are fed up with increasing crime and want some relief?"
Have we thrown up our hands? Given up? Have things changed significantly? What say ye?
The accused in the county's most recent killing outside the Ebony Inn was an 18 year old male, outside a strip club, at night, with a gun, far from his home.
Many of the teen-aged homicide victims in the county have BEEN males, out on the streets late at night or very early in the morning, and far from home--like Frank Abercrombie, 16, shot at 1:52 AM, 29 Aug 2007, almost 12 miles (as the crow flies) from home, and Courtney Manning, 16, shot at 12:06 am, 11 Feb 2007, over 16 miles from home and about 1.3 miles from where Abercrombie was shot.
I think I see a pattern here. Where are the parents (if there are any)? What have they taught their sons? Why is it that so few people, other than grieving family members, seem to care about the victims as being anything other than statistics?
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From: Charisma <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Nov 7, 2007 11:08 AM
Subject: [Gory Prince George's] New comment on Dow, Toykia Lynn, 37.
Charisma has left a new comment on your post "Dow, Toykia Lynn, 37":
Lynn was my cousin and didn't deserve to be shot and killed and I hope and pray that the Maryland Police continue their efforts in bringing a conviction to the murderer(s). I pray there is justice. We all love Lynn very much and it is not the same without her. We have been deeply affected by this..
Posted by Charisma to Gory Prince George's, Wednesday, November 07, 2007 10:28:0