City’s 64th homicide in Glen Iris

10.8.2007 by André Natta · → 4 Comments

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Birmingham’s 64th homicide of the year has been confirmed. The story has been developing since early this morning, with most of the major news outlets following it. All of the mainstream media outlets are reporting that the 20-year old UAB student was found this morning in the parking lot adjacent to Glen Iris Elementary School shot to death. Here is the account on the Birmingham News breaking news blog.

The recent surge of crime was the focus of the current issue of Black & White (available on newsstands through the 17th). Claims that our crime numbers are down are true, but the difference between the old numbers and the current numbers can be considered disturbing. It’s also been disturbing to read what some people are saying as a result of this most recent tragedy. (UPDATE: 1:57 a.m.; comments have been removed from the post.) What are your thoughts?

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