While I share the dismay at yet another shooting, I think saying that Rainier Beach is a “no man’s land” is an incorrect, damaging thing to say. We’re just supposed to write off this entire neighborhood? This neighborhood is where my family lives, shops, plays, walks, socializes. This is where my children attend (a fabulous) school, go trick-or-treating, play in the yard. There are so many wonderful people here, and the increasing crime by a very few cannot define the whole area. I really don’t want folks who happen to live north of Graham to just write this neighborhood off.
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