Myers on Murder


By chance I encountered this article by one Jim Myers from the Atlantic Monthly, March 2000. After the last few weeks of extra attention on DC’s crime scene, it helps put the situation in context. Myers wrote this at a time when that city’s murder rate was near its all-time highs–a fair bit ahead of today’s. This is one of the finest pieces on the subject I’ve ever read–the numbing, nauseating pathos of senseless death in America.


About Shelton Hull

I'm a writer/journalist with over 20 years experience covering all types of subject-matter, with a specialization in politics, music, food and dance. My work has been published in nearly 40 different magazines, newspapers, websites and zines, in addition to occasional forays into radio, TV and spoken-word. Former candidate for City Council District 14 in Jacksonville, FL (2011), and a proud member of Gator Nation.

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