June 02, 2015

Kill-mington

Multiple victims shot near Wilmington.

Who'da thought?

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January 13, 2015

Only took twelve days

Wilmington sees first homicide of 2015.

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February 17, 2014

Least surprising headline of the day

Man shot to death in Wilmington.

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January 21, 2014

Good job, Wilmington

Who to invite to the 30th Annual MLK Breakfast? Why, none other than Boss Obama's "spiritual mentor," the Rev. Jeremiah Wright. And, as could easily be predicted, the rev couldn't resist his usual ridiculous antics:

Tell your children we have some unfinished business on the agenda with the voting rights bill gutted by a right-wing dominated Supreme Court … with mass incarceration robbing black and brown communities of any positive future … with jobs being shipped overseas … with one branch of the tea party being nothing but a 2.0 upgrade of the lynch mobs … with some folks doing everything they can to get that black man out of their White House.

When he was done, the rev got a standing O, and was "swarmed" by an adoring crowd.

Meanwhile, the city continues to suffer from out-of-control violence, not to mention family and societal breakdown, but Wright thinks one of the biggest threats to black Americans is ... the Tea Party. But hey, WTF can one expect from the guy whose church put out a pamphlet which stated

... Israel was the closest ally to the White Supremacists of South Africa. In fact, South Africa allowed Israel to test its nuclear weapons in the ocean off South Africa. The Israelis were given a blank check: they could test whenever they desired and did not even have to ask permission. Both worked on an ethnic bomb that kills Blacks and Arabs?

Wright doesn't seem to like Jews much. When asked if he had spoken to Boss Obama a few months after the latter's 2008 election, he said, "Them Jews aren't going to let him talk to me." He's also the guy who used the anniversary of the Dec. 7 Pearl Harbor attack to rip the United States for using its A-bombs to end the war which the Japanese started. Oh, and don't forget his praising of the "no-nonsense Marxism" of the communist FSLN (Nicaragua) and FMLN (El Salvador).

RELATED: After a mere year on the job, the Wilmington Chief of Police (the first woman appointed to the gig) is retiring. I don't blame her one damn bit.

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December 22, 2013

No, really??

Wilmington (DE) News Journal headline today: Wilmington mired in violence. Under the header:

Statistics cast Wilmington as worse than 99 percent of US cities: Violence in Delaware's biggest city was worse per capita than almost every major U.S. city, including Philadelphia, Baltimore, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami and New Orleans – all known for their rough streets.

Ouch.

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November 30, 2013

"A body"

Indeed:

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November 29, 2013

Kill-mington

Homicide in Wilmington is 20th of year.

RELATED: Kaiheem White's violent life ends as a Wilmington statistic. Part (most?) of the problem?

“He was rough on the outside, but like on the inside he had a soft heart,” his brother David Owens said.

“Not just my brother,” Owens said. “But any of these kids in these urban communities. It’s hard for them to just take that road of doing the right thing when they have all that influence there where they are looked upon as being soft or looked upon being not normal.”

And why is that, Mr. Owens?

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October 15, 2013

Kill-mington

Four people shot, two killed, in half-mile radius in Wilmington.

Wilmington, DE: "A Place to Be Somebody." If you can survive, that is.

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August 05, 2013

The most unsurprising news story of the day

Man shot dead on street in Wilmington.

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April 20, 2013

Least Surprising News of the Day

Wilmington police arrest man with gun.

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October 19, 2012

America's most dangerous city

It's Detroit. "I'm shocked!" said no one. Of course it's D-town. What did you expect? Unexpectedly, neither Philly nor DC cracked (pardon the pun) the top ten.


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July 08, 2012

Kill-mington

From WDEL.com:

Gunfire sends people fleeing from Wilmington's Eden Park, during an annual soccer game.

One person in a car that fled the scene was shot to death, and several other people were injured by gunfire.


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June 13, 2012

Kill-mington

And so it goes: Three dead in separate shootings in Wilmington.


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January 24, 2012

Kill-mington

Police ID 17-year-old homicide victim:

A 17-year-old Bear teen, described by his high school leader as “a really nice kid,” was identified as the victim in Saturday’s slaying in Wilmington.

Larry J. A. Parks III was fatally shot in the chest shortly before 4 p.m. in the 300 block of New Castle Ave. where Wilmington officers found him lying in the street.

Detectives investigating the homicide have no suspects or witnesses in Parks’ slaying, said Master Sgt. Barry Mullins.

Parks was a 10th grade student at Pencader Charter High School of Business and Finance in Collins Park.

Just another day in Kill-mington.


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January 08, 2012