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May 27th, 2000

Murder at Wendy’s

As if we needed another example of how violent our world is, this past week at a Wendy’s in Queens, New York, a pair of gunmen robbed the store of a mere $2000 and then shot the seven employees execution style to make sure that there were no witnesses. Two of the seven lived, though one is in really bad shape at this point.

It blows me away that if you’re going to risk going to death row, you should: 1. get something out of it more than $2000, 2. not do it on a main strip, and 3. actually make sure there really are no witnesses. What’s even scarier is the wording of the following sentence in this New York Times article:

The killings were the worst in the city since five Bronx relatives were shot and stabbed to death in March

In March? Christ, with a sentence that begins with “The killings were the worst in the city since…” you’d hope that it ends with something like “fifteen years ago” or “two decades ago,” not “March.” One can only imagine the pain the families feel at this point, but I imagine they’ll feel better once they catch the two suspects (which I’m sure will be in a matter of days). -ram

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FROM: pistol jack
DATE: Saturday May 27, 2000 -- 9:48:45PM
i go to school at fordham university, and the murder in march happened a few blocks away from me. it was a very horrible murder, and a little child was also killed. that wasn't the only crime that was committed in my area. a women was raped and shot near me, and plenty of people were mugged at gunpoint. It is a horrible thing, but i know that something like this will happen again. In the short time that i've been in the bronx, i've seen a lot of things. I'm not saying that the bronx (or all of nyc) is like living in fear all of the time, but it is dangerous. there is no way of finding one specific thing that is the reason for all this violence, because if there was i would like to think we would have fixed it by now, it is more of a combination of things. I just hoepe we can find some way to fix these things.

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