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Sun Jul 28, 2019, 10:20 AM

Shootings have spiked in South Bend, driven by incidents with multiple victims

The toll of people killed or injured in shootings in South Bend seems to rise every week.

Last Sunday, a man was killed and two others were hurt in a shooting outside Corbyís Irish Pub. Nine days earlier, a volley of gunfire on Kenwood Avenue left a man with a bullet wound to the cheek. Five days before that, two men were injured in separate shootings, on opposite sides of town.

ďThereís not a night that goes by we donít hear gunshots,Ē said Tabitha Williams, who lives in the 2000 block of Kenwood. ďItís 100 times different than it used to be, and Iíve lived here seven years. You donít even want to let your kids play outside anymore.Ē

Perceptions of rising crime can often be influenced by isolated events or limited anecdotes. But in the first half of this year, the numbers have helped back up the perceptions.

Read more: https://www.southbendtribune.com/news/publicsafety/shootings-have-spiked-in-south-bend-driven-by-incidents-with/article_2668983b-0712-52d1-a00b-eced437e9d6c.html

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Reply Shootings have spiked in South Bend, driven by incidents with multiple victims (Original post)
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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Jul 28, 2019, 10:34 AM

1. There's a bit of a double-edged sword to accusing police of misconduct ... even when it's valid ...

If you make them feel like they're going to be criticized and even fired for focusing enforcement efforts too heavily (or heavy-handedly) on poor and/or minority neighborhoods, they're going to opt to stay away from them ... which often leads to rising crime rates therein. Poverty breeds despair, despair breeds violence and crime. Then people get pissed the cops aren't there ENOUGH.

IOW, there's a bit of an intractable vicious cycle going on in cities across the US, not just South Bend.

I do have to ask though ... "The toll of people killed or injured in shootings in South Bend seems to rise every week" ... how exactly would the toll (i.e. count) ever go down? Rising is the only direction possible for any given 'toll' over time

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Sun Jul 28, 2019, 02:04 PM

2. gun owners making life unliveable nt

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