Mal Content wrote:
Where is the outrage? BLM activists, where are you?
Sickening double standard by the media = Washington Post. No photo of perp.
Days past wrote:
I haven't lived in DC for almost 20 years, but back then I always thought east of about 16th street was not too safe.
DC has really changed in the past 20 years. I've lived here nearly my whole life. I agree, 20 years ago, that area was very sketchy. Now? As a petite female runner, I wouldn't think twice about running there at 8 pm.
Honestly, I don't think she could have done anything to prevent this, except not be there. I can't imagine being quick enough to use pepper spray or something similar in a case like this. There were people all around - a running partner would not have prevented this.
SDSU Aztec wrote:
As scary these incidents are, the chances of it happening to one of us, or someone we know, is virtually zero.
Why don't they ban knives?
Why didn't someone with a gun prevent this?
DC's actually a lot safer than it was in the 1980s and 1990s. There were people who ran out of the restaurant to find the perpetrator, according to the first story. The office that refused to hold him in involuntary commitment after he had shown himself to be at the least a danger to self has some explaining to do. Probably that's standard procedure in most cases due to a lack of money for it.
In virtually all American cities there are well-known boundaries that it is hazardous to cross. Logan Circle lies right on one of those boundaries.
That was true at one point, but not currently - I would say that boundary is well east of Logan Circle now.