As we hear of the year’s 32nd life taken maliciously, in broad daylight (as if that means anything anymore), Trenton’s Police Director Ralph Rivera has unwittingly spoken the most succinct and sadly true words I have heard or read about this town’s tragic spiral.
“The area People’s Bakery is in is normally a quiet and safe area,” Rivera said.
Yeah, every area is “normally” a quiet and safe area. Until it isn’t, anymore.
“This shooting is no reflection on the area.”
But it is a reflection on the City, to the shame of us all.