Marty Walsh Lays Out Plans For Fighting Crime In Boston
Wed. October 2, 2013

Jamarhl Crawford is the editor of the Blackstonian, an online newspaper aimed at the black community. He said the Boston Marathon explosions, which happened in a predominantly white area, and the July murder of Amy Lord, a 24-year-old white woman in South Boston, has garnered a lot more attention than the all-too routine shootings and murders in Dorchester, Roxbury, and Mattapan.

“Many people felt the same way, basically they don’t care about us.  Something happens to them, it’s a big deal.  The wheels of the world stop.  Something happens to us, it’s just kinda like, you people better deal with it.  You people did it to yourself,” Crawford said.

Crawford keeps an updated tally on his website of the number of shootings since the Boston marathon.  At press time it was at 141.