aprilhenry (aprilhenry) wrote,

Blog remembers the dead

Fourteen people are murdered every week in Los Angeles. Most people never hear of these people or their deaths.

NPR has an interesting story about a blog on the LA Times that set out to change that. "But in 2007, the Los Angeles Times set out to dig beneath those numbers and tell the story of each and every person on a blog called The Homicide Report.""

""The truth about homicide," she [the woman who started the blog] says, "is that it is black men in their 20s, in their 30s, in their 40s. The way we guide money and policy in this country, we do not care about those people. It's not described as what's central to our homicide problem, and I wanted people to see that. I wanted people to see those lives and to see that that's our real homicide problem in America."... "The money needs to go to black male argument violence," she continues. "Anything else … you're dealing with the margins of the problem, statistically, and it's not right.""

Read the rest of the story about the homicide blog here.

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