Residents of a north Minneapolis neighborhood blasted city officials on social media for failing to clean up blood from a sidewalk where a mortally wounded teenager was found on New Year’s Day.
The victim, Ahkeem D. Robinson, 18, of Big Lake, Minn., later died at a nearby hospital. The slaying, the city’s first of 2018, remains unsolved.
Almost as soon as police left, images of the crime scene started popping up on True north Minneapolis, a Facebook page where residents go to air gripes about problems and crime in their neighborhoods.
“CHILDREN WALKING THROUGH AN OPEN BLOODY GRAVE, BECAUSE THE CITY DOES NOT FIND VALUE IN CLEANING UP AFTER WE ARE KILLED HERE IN NORTH MINNEAPOLIS,” blared one post by the page’s founder, Philip Murphy.
The post accompanied a video of a small child trekking through a patch of blood-spattered snow, frozen by subzero temperatures.
Another commenter said
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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – Eyewitness News was back Saturday on scene of the Smith Street home, where just one day earlier state police investigators discovered a body in the home’s stairwell.
According to state police, an investigation by members of its Major Crimes and Forensic Services Units led to the discovery of the body at 1245 Smith Street.
Neighbors on Saturday said their street is not a crime-ridden area, and they were shocked to hear what police found Friday.
“I’m surprised, I’m really, really surprised,” said Lorraine McCaughey, who has lived on Smith Street for 24 years. “It’s scary when something like this happens.”
Eyewitness News spoke with another neighbor, who didn’t want to be identified or shown on camera. She says she knew something was wrong when she saw the crime scene clean-up
Read more at: http://wpri.com/2017/09/16/neighbors-react-to-news-of-a-body-found-in-homes-stairwell/