I'm a lyrical gangster; murder up

From the Post:

A 30-year-old District man was found fatally shot yesterday morning in Capitol Heights, Prince George's County authorities said. Mark Johnson, of the 5500 block of First Street NW, was found about 10 a.m. in the 400 block of Abel Avenue.
Oooh, I was so close to being able to update the murder counter. That's one block away from Southeast D.C. Meanwhile...

An unidentified man found dead Saturday in a burning dumpster in Northeast Washington had been beaten to death and strangled, the D.C. medical examiner's office has ruled. The body was found behind a building in the 2100 block of Maryland Avenue NE.
OK, clearly someone is trying to send a message with this one. To me, this is a form of terrorism that's being ignored (or played way back in Metro section); not that it's a threat to national security, but it does put fear into potential witnesses and/or area residents.

If you're looking for reasons why eyewitnesses never come forward to help catch murderers, maybe this is one: intimidation.

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