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March 19, 2014


"Nobody panics when things go 'according to plan', even if the plan is horrifying."


I usually agree with what you have to say, but there is one difference: when the police come by to question bystanders in the mall and school shootings, people talk.

When the police come by in certain neighborhoods in my town after shootings, even if the shooting was in broad daylight, nobody can ever remember a thing.

Diana, because in those neighborhoods the police can't protect them, and they know it. And so do the police.


It seems like a lot of people saw Smith kill Brown when a bar fight spilled onto Cermak, Brown’s sister Darcita said.

But no one -- not even Brown’s closest friends -- would snitch on the shooter.

Why? Well, K-town is a small place.

“It’s easy for shooters to get away. No one will talk. Shooters know everybody. Even if they catch a shooter all the other people behind them make sure other people don’t talk,” Darcita Brown said. “From Kolin to Kildare and all the other streets between, it’s street code. That’s what people live by.”


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