BLADENSBURG — It was standing room only as residents packed the Bladensburg Elementary School cafeteria, hoping to learn more about the spate of burglaries that have occurred in the area, the status of the investigation into the death of Jean Davis, and what they can do to help prevent future occurrences such as these.



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4 Responses to “Residents seek answers at crime seminar”

  1. miriam st. jean

    An FBI agent takes his time to come to this county to help with awareness – some yokel in the audience whistles and rudely interrupts – the audience, one by one, asks “can we shoot, can we shoot, can we shoot” without listening to advice.

    Our community is, indeed, “unique.”

    Deserving of its hillbilly reputation, too.

    Am so embarrassed

  2. Diana

    I’m sure there is a way to find out who is responsible for this. My friend was gunned down just before she was killed. I heard a guy confided in another friend and said he had to get something off his chest. He then told his friend he had shot my friend, and killed her. It’s crazy. The economy is bad, but it isn’t that bad to go around stealing and killing. There’s a job out there for everybody. You just have to find it. I just hope all of this ends.

  3. Dean

    Good job to the guy that never locks his doors. Just advertise to everyone you’re an easy target. While some people had good questions, some people were just wanting the ok to shoot somebody, Those who were interupting while the speaker was talking were of little help. No wonder some people think people from Bladensburg are bunch of hillbillies. We just need to keep an eye our neighbors and call someone when we see something unusual. Law enforcement will never be everywhere all the time.

  4. John C. Davidson

    Sooner or later, anyone trespassing shall be considered more seriously by the law, rather than placing residents at risk by forcing them to attend elaborate trials that are more interested in seeking justice for the perpetrator, not the victim.

    My take from all this is that people want to see a reduction in crime by those entrusted to prevent it, not costly measures to protect themselves. Will barbed wire communities be the next step offerred as a solution.

    Again, the News is doing their part to focus attention to problems within this area.