Tuesday, August 07, 2007
Scene of a Crime
While driving through the Anacostia area of Washington DC as part of my Washington Monuments documentary work, I came upon police investigating a shooting that had just occured. There was a large, mostly silent crowd outside the shabby apartment building where the victim lay.
There is a brutal slow war in our cities, right here in America, devastating many thousands of people yearly, even right here in DC alone - and we are largely ignoring it. Familiarity oftimes breeds contempt, or just numbness, I suppose.