A matter of perspective

October 25, 2008 at 6:43 am | Posted in Hartford, New Orleans, News | 2 Comments

Only in West Hartford, Connecticut, would this be a legitimate news story:

“Police are investigating five thefts from unlocked cars that occurred late Tuesday and early Wednesday on Shady Lane, Whetton Road, Westborough Drive and Uplands Drive…”

Back in New Orleans, on Wednesday, a man was beaten, robbed, and locked in his own closet. In an apartment complex. One block from the biggest mall in the city.

Two Americas, indeed.



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  1. Would it make you happier to read about the West Hartford shooting (at a baby shower, no less) that left four injured earlier in the week?


    Every place has its problems. Your desire to dismiss Hartford’s urbran ring as some sort of “lesser reality” in New Orleans’ context enacts a thinking that divides those of us who have so much to share for the good of our local and national communities.

    That said, we share musical tastes.

  2. This is an inane news story about a non-event. Dismiss it I shall.

    But welcome nonetheless – check back tomorrow for a more musical topic!

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