not safe after dark
I’ve lived in places where those words have pretty much always been appropriate. I still get a shiver when people talk about the Atlanta child murders.
A 34-year-old businessman who was walking a dog in the Mount Pleasant section of Northwest Washington was shot to death there late Saturday, D.C. police said.
I walk around my neighborhood all the time, day and night. And sure, at night I’m a little more careful and aware of my surroundings. From the police reports, I know that I can’t count on the color of my skin to ‘protect’ me, but most of the reports are of people that seem to be walking around with way too much cash on the streets in the middle of the night anyway. This one just seems senseless, perhaps a robbery or a mugging, but why kill him, let alone shoot him in the face? He was just out walking his dog.
I usually never think twice about walking home from U st, or walking back from a late night excursion, that’ll change a bit from now on.