Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Violence in center city

A 16-year old from Cedar street stabbed a 21-year old from Brandriff Ave this weekend.
A 16-year-old boy stabbed a 21-year-old city man during a fight Sunday afternoon, police said.

Investigators said they believe the fight may have been drug-related.

Police were dispatched at 3:28 p.m. to 2nd and Oak streets for a fight in progress involving weapons.

Officers determined a 16-year-old Cedar Street resident stabbed Joshua Graham, of Brandriff Avenue, twice in the left side with a knife during the fight, according to a police report released Monday.
If they were hanging out at 2nd and Oak, it was almost definitely drug related. Oak Street is a war zone, and it is about time the city take seriously its responsibility to clean up this mess that is within its arts district. This sort of activity is unacceptable.

If we can't take the thugs off the street, we need to at the very least penalize the slumlords that rent to thugs, and allow nuisance activity to occur on their properties.

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