Around the Metro
* An 18-year old Ferguson man was gunned down. Haven’t we heard this story before? Because #BlackLivesMatter, or #HandsUpDontShoot.
* This is the second incident at this Jack In The Box in the last two years. There was a big fight that resulted in a shooting on its parking lot in the middle of the night in September 2013. And this past October, there was this rolling gun battle that started at a quickie mart also on Gravois just on the other side of Russell. Now, this JITB and the quickie mart are wedged in between three gentrified or gentrifying neighborhoods, Lafayette Square, Soulard and Benton Park, and are technically in a fourth, McKinley Heights, that is in a state of purgatory between succumbing to the black undertow and being gentrified. So this means you have three expensive gentrified neighborhoods each with their own powerful neighborhood associations whose wheels get greased when they squeak. That JITB and that quickie mart are probably both going to be gone very soon.
The Bosnians were only going to hold back the waters for so long.
* Four yoots acting yooty. The NLEC is involved here, but only in terms of the yoots acting yooty near their building.