[A Jenial Muchas Gracias to Janine-Mendes Franco for highlighting My "C-Section Gets An F" post in Global Voices Online.]
Opened a slew of bookmarks, not noticing one of them was for local puppy trainer rag Primer Hora. Paused a second before closing it...and saw the following headlines:
--Grandfather and granddaughter killed in Río Piedras.
--Man coming home shot several times in Carolina.
--Elderly man commits suicide in Naguabo.
--Man beaten severely in Ponce.
--Young man shot and killed while driving in Las Piedras.
--Man wounded by bullet in Cidra.
--Man shot and killed in San Juan.
--Man killed in Santurce.
The last headline went up at 6:40 AM. The top one, about the grandfather and granddaughter, went up at 8:49 AM.
At least 6 violent deaths and three horrible woundings reported in 2 hours and 9 minutes.
Two hours. And nine minutes. An average of almost 3 deaths an hour and one seriously wounded in the same timespan. A geographic span from southern city and central-eastern towns to northeastern city and capital midtown.
Yes, the media believes in "If it bleeds, it leads." The Universe knows We have a crime problem like a bowling ball-sized tumor in Our chest, fueled by a myriad of problems that The Larva We have for (non)governor and similarly-positioned feebs can't even begin to give a damn about.
It bears repeating: We had over 1,000 murders last year and We're plunging towards more than 1,100 this year. Instead of stopping the bleeding, Our witless excuse for a government would rather shove a 93-mile pipe up Our...mountains, and across the north coast. Because, really, they can't make much more money off of these killings, so the bottom line needs to be focused on someplace else.
Six deaths, one a child, and three people wounded. Two hours and nine minutes of another Monday that shouldn't be on My Island.
The Jenius Has Spoken.