Monday, May 23, 2005

Albany - Walking the Streets

I was walking down Central Ave yesterday afternoon and there were an awful lot of sirens, cop cars and ambulances. Never a good sign. Apparently they were all headed to Sheridan Ave where two young men were shot in broad daylight. It wasn't even a drive-by shooting. Apparently three young men just walked up and started shooting at the other two. Than ran off.

If anyone still has doubts that we have a serious gang problem in Albany let's hope they start to open their eyes and address the problem. I'm looking at you Jerry "we don't have gangs, just graffiti artists" Jennings.

If anyone wants to think about revitalizing Central Ave, I believe this aspect is going to be a big part of it.

And the first time this happens two blocks over, say around Washington Park, there are going to be quite a few for sale signs going up. Probably quite a speed bump for the current renaissance.