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Diminished crime reporting?

So there was a murder in the OWE late Saturday night. http://www.toledoblade.com/Police-Fire/2016/08/15/Teen-shot-to-death-while-on-his-bicycle.html

Tragic for sure, but the lack of details is really puzzling as it seems to be a complete random act of violence in what is typically a very safe neighborhood. What is particularly troubling about this is that the next two nights (Sunday night and Monday night) there were more shootings at the same intersection with no reporting by the Blade.

WTOL covered the night #2 shooting: http://www.wtol.com/story/32758527/1-person-rushed-to-hospital-after-shots-fired-at-vigil-for-17-year-old-shooting-victim

It doesn't look like anyone covered night #3 and neighbors only learned about it via the 911 alert texts you can sign up for.

Now I'm not saying that the media needs to highlight every time a gun goes off, as that would require... a lot of man power. But in an example like this, where we have 3 nights in a row of targeted shootings including one death (two if you count the cat) and one injury, it's frustrating that I can't rely on my local new sources to provide me more clarity.

Sure, I can call my police friends or talk to my neighbors, which is what I will end up doing. Just wish there was someone digging a little deeper. Feels like crime reporting in general is a little lighter this summer than normal but maybe I'm just paying too close of attention.

created by upso on Aug 16, 2016 at 10:51:33 am     Media     Comments: 16

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Upso, for what it's worth, I believe I heard on Ch. 13 that the first victim had received a phone call to come outside, and when he did, that's when he was shot.

posted by llz on Aug 16, 2016 at 11:30:18 am     #  

There was this yesterday:
http://www.toledoblade.com/Police-Fire/2016/08/15/Person-shot-early-today-at-the-scene-of-Sunday-homicide.html

posted by justread on Aug 16, 2016 at 12:04:47 pm     #  

Ok, so just the third night hasn't been covered! Thanks!

posted by upso on Aug 16, 2016 at 12:26:39 pm     #  

Are you just noticing the Dungjen-Dunn transition?

posted by justread on Aug 16, 2016 at 01:32:28 pm     #  

That's quite possible! I really liked Dungjen's in-depth coverage.

posted by upso on Aug 16, 2016 at 01:47:22 pm     #  

She worked that beat pretty hard. Strikes me as a tough act to follow. Kind of in her blood or something.

posted by justread on Aug 16, 2016 at 01:51:06 pm     #  

she IS becoming a cop!

posted by upso on Aug 16, 2016 at 01:54:34 pm     #  

Taylor is becoming a cop? Hopefully she will get the gang map without filing a public records request now.

posted by TrilbyGuy on Aug 16, 2016 at 06:05:42 pm     #  

TrilbyGuy posted at 07:05:42 PM on Aug 16, 2016:

Taylor is becoming a cop? Hopefully she will get the gang map without filing a public records request now.

The reason she's awesome is that once the police said "nope", she said "okay", loaded up her car with a poster of the city, some colored post-its and crayons, and drove off into every Toledo neighborhood to talk to every person she could find and built her own map.

She is a badass, and while I applaud that she's gonna be a cop (go her, following dreams yadda yadda), the city needs more badass motherfuckers like her working as reporters.

posted by endcycle on Aug 17, 2016 at 07:23:03 am     #   7 people liked this

According to people living "up there", it's gang activity. No doubt about it.

"We had to drive through a 'sea' of red-garbed gang bangers and wannabees to get home."

and

"This is straight up gang activity. And the police and the city has to address it as such."

posted by toledolen_ on Aug 17, 2016 at 10:29:15 am     #  

If we have any blade folks reading this thread, there was another shooting at the same location:

EyeCitizen.org <911@eyecitizen.org>
3:50 PM (34 minutes ago)
Gunshot, NESSLEWOOD AVE/SCOTTWOOD AVE . 08/18/2016 15:46

posted by upso on Aug 18, 2016 at 03:59:36 pm     #  

Dungjen-head twitter tweated it made her uneasy to have nice things posted on social media about her. Not understandable 'cuz TT'ers say what they mean, and mean what they say. Put that in your pipe and burn it all you other media flunkies.

posted by Mariner on Aug 19, 2016 at 08:00:36 am     #  

;)

posted by upso on Aug 19, 2016 at 10:06:15 am     #  

Upso: a guy was tragically shot in the hip in on the porch at 2800 Scottwood overnight. He is expected to recover.

posted by justread on Aug 25, 2016 at 11:07:44 am     #  

:/

posted by upso on Aug 25, 2016 at 11:39:37 am     #  

\_(ツ)_/

Toledo police are investigating a person shot late Wednesday in the Old West End.

Officers responded at 9:47 p.m. to the 2800 block of Scottwood Avenue. They found Stephon Williams of Toledo inside a residence with a gunshot wound to his left hip.

An unidentified gunman shot Mr. Williams on the front porch of the home.

posted by 6th_Floor on Aug 25, 2016 at 12:08:22 pm     #