People expect comfort because they paid for it

Fear’s Neighbors |

Leon Swain is a retired police officer who lives on Savannah Street SE — “The fact is, there is a high murder rate in Southeast Washington. We survive. We do like we have always done. I don’t see citizens of Ward 8 walking around with the fear of getting knocked in the head. We’ve been living like that for decades. Whether you are here or in Beirut, the poor have to go on with their lives.” What happens here “only becomes important now that it happened in Georgetown. Look how many people are killed in Ward 8. The citizens in Georgetown are afraid now.

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