What’s Going On?

Published November 23, 2010

Perhaps you tuned in to WBUR’s newscasts during Morning Edition. It was not uplifting radio.

Across the hours, 11 bodies:

  • Boston Police are increasing patrols in Jamaica Plain after a gang-related fight in a popular pizza parlor Sunday evening left three young men dead.
  • The arraignment comes today for a man charged with four counts of murder and one count of assault with intent to murder in connection with the September quadruple homicide in Mattapan.
  • In Lynnfield, three people were found shot to death last night in an apparent murder-suicide.

Here’s the Boston Globe in its story on the JP killings (emphasis added):

… the latest multiple killing in a year that has seen an overall increase in bloodshed, with shootings in parks, playgrounds, homes, and now a restaurant. Boston has had 70 homicides this year, compared to 45 at this time last year.

What’s going on?