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Posted at 8:38 AM ET, 01/ 4/2011

Third morning homicide in Pr. George's

By Allison Klein
Allison Klein

Prince George's County police responded to a homicide at 7:50 Tuesday morning at Tucker and Palmer roads in Fort Washington, police said.

A male was found with trauma to his upper body, according to police.

Two other men were discovered dead overnight -- one at 12:38 a.m. and one at 2:30 a.m.

In the first days of 2011, four people have been killed in the county.

By Allison Klein  | January 4, 2011; 8:38 AM ET
Categories:  Allison Klein, Homicide, Pr. George's  
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why are there so many murders in pg county...... oh

Posted by: gp11231 | January 4, 2011 9:38 AM | Report abuse

and this right after the Post trumpeted the lower violent crime rate in Prince George's and the District... so much for better policing.

Posted by: justme22 | January 4, 2011 10:52 AM | Report abuse

Oh brother racism continues to show it's ugly face. Show some compassion for these victims as you do not know the circumstances of their deaths or the motives. No matter what color we are, we are all human beings; and these men lost their lives. Life is something precious given to all of us by God. Instead of being part of the problem with evil and hatred remarks and comments, be a part of the solution. May God bless us and keep us all!!!

Posted by: wonderingwhy | January 4, 2011 10:57 AM | Report abuse

wonderingwhy: you're right! but let's be real racism does exist and is still rearing it's ugly head!

Posted by: avoice2 | January 4, 2011 11:02 AM | Report abuse

"White Flight" isn't a racist behavior, it's a "Defense mechanism."

Posted by: localgoober | January 4, 2011 11:02 AM | Report abuse

wonderingwhy: you're right! but let's be real racism does exist and is still rearing it's ugly head!

Posted by: avoice2 | January 4, 2011 11:03 AM | Report abuse

There were fewer murders in Prince George's County than in DC last year. Also, to the people questioning crime stats, don't you realize what averages are? There will be some weeks with more violence than others, but the annual rate will probably remain in a particular range.

Posted by: darrren12000 | January 4, 2011 11:04 AM | Report abuse

Looks like another good year for the undertaker.

Posted by: UnknownHenson | January 4, 2011 11:13 AM | Report abuse

Pray for the victims instead of spewing racial comments. Perpetrators come in all colors! We have to stay in prayer and if we see something we must say something! Hotelguest you need to seek spiritual guidance.

Posted by: lilahkelly | January 4, 2011 11:18 AM | Report abuse

Species with large birthrates have large mortality rates, its Nature in action.

Posted by: localgoober | January 4, 2011 11:39 AM | Report abuse

This does not count as breaking news.

Posted by: forgetthis | January 4, 2011 11:43 AM | Report abuse

Species with large birthrates have large mortality rates, its Nature in action.

Posted by: localgoober
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Species? Pardon me. I thought this article was about homo sapiens. Are you not one of us? And how did you learn how to read and write a human language?

Posted by: forgetthis | January 4, 2011 11:52 AM | Report abuse

Stay classy, PG County... you're averaging one killing per day so far.

Posted by: Irato | January 4, 2011 12:11 PM | Report abuse

@B_BOI_STANCE: LOL - are we to guess that you're "horse back riding" through PG County and getting profiled by "crackers"? By the way, referring to white people as "crackers" (I'm guessing that's what you were tring to spell) is just as racist as the comment that offended you. Be a part of the solution, not the problem.

And while I'm sure you're somehow very well-versed on how desirable it was to live in PG County in the 1770's, I doubt you're speaking from experience.

Posted by: Irato | January 4, 2011 12:23 PM | Report abuse

"Race is not the problem it's the economic status of the people moving into the community."

No the culture of no personal responsability, blame everyone else but yourself that has been supported by the left for 50 years to enslave minorities is the problem. People are just as poor in West Virginia and other areas which are predominantly white and you do not see this level of violence.

Posted by: Pilot1 | January 4, 2011 12:28 PM | Report abuse

@HotelGuest; @localgoober
Sounds like you both left your Klan hoods at home. Shame on you for having such backwards attitudes. No matter how much time passes, racists like you will always exist. Such a waste of life! How can you sleep with such hatred in your hearts? How dare you say such mean-spirited things when lives have been taken away? Do you know the circumstances of the deaths? "Judge not lest ye be judged!" I will, however, do what thus saith the Lord -- that is, PRAY for you and others like you who are the main cause of the division in this world ... without the Lord, you certainly are IGNORANT!!

Posted by: time_2_stop_the_foolishness | January 4, 2011 12:29 PM | Report abuse

So sad. No matter the race… a mom, dad, brother, sister etc is morning the lost of a family member. The family member is gone. It's not about who did what and when. It's about solving the problems in our community. SMH

Posted by: LFS71 | January 4, 2011 12:35 PM | Report abuse

This country used to be a very nice place to live until the white man arrived, committed genocide on the natives and put those who lived on reservations.

Posted by: renegade2 | January 4, 2011 12:43 PM | Report abuse

justme22 - I'd bet the race was the human race. What's yours. If you people had not invaded chocolate city and stayed in PG maybe this wouldn't have happened. On any given day crime in america is far more rampant by caucasians than any other race. Just not reported on unless there are mass slayings.

And with all the foreign nationlists you too are a minority. EVERYONE but NATIVE AMERICANS are minorities, searching for a place to invade and pillage.

Posted by: lareds | January 4, 2011 1:05 PM | Report abuse

Justice John Roberts and the NRA's other worshippers never sleep!

Posted by: clitteigh | January 4, 2011 1:08 PM | Report abuse

Justice John Roberts and the NRA's other worshippers never sleep!

Posted by: clitteigh | January 4, 2011 1:08 PM | Report abuse

Why is it racist to say the same things that Bill Cosby and Chris Rock say about black culture?

Posted by: johnfchick1 | January 4, 2011 1:44 PM | Report abuse

Justices John Roberts, Antonin Scalia and the rest of America's NRA servants never seem to sleep.

Posted by: clitteigh | January 4, 2011 1:45 PM | Report abuse

The suburban rise in crime is owed to the re-gentrification of the city of D.C. Areas in the city that were once crime ridden are now inhabited by whites and the value of properties in these areas have risen. Due to this increase, owners are not extending their lease agreements with minority residents who were leasing, some of whom are on public housing. These renters are then relegated to move to the suburbs where the prices to rent are lower. These same areas that were once prosperous in P.G. county are now experiencing an influx in these residents therefore resulting in an increase in violent crime.

Posted by: carron80 | January 4, 2011 2:00 PM | Report abuse

Sorry but that stats just don't lie about who commits violent crime. It's not racist it's reality. But bury your head in the sand and blame it all on slavery which BTW ended in 1865 or so.

Posted by: FLvet | January 4, 2011 2:02 PM | Report abuse

The suburban rise in crime is owed to the re-gentrification of the city of D.C. Areas in the city that were once crime ridden are now inhabited by whites and the value of properties in these areas have risen. Due to this increase, owners are not extending their lease agreements with minority residents who were leasing, some of whom are on public housing. These renters are then relegated to move to the suburbs where the prices to rent are lower. These same areas that were once prosperous in P.G. county are now experiencing an influx in these residents therefore resulting in an increase in violent crime.

Posted by: carron80 | January 4, 2011 2:00 PM


Sorry Carron, but it is due to white flight in the 70's and early 80's, and who replaced them as the whites kept moving farther and farther from the urban center.
It's not like crime spiked in P.G. County over the past 10 years.

And no, it's not about race in particular, but about a culture that is prevalent within the certain socio-economic level of the people that moved into P.G. as the whites moved out.

Posted by: urallimbeciles | January 4, 2011 2:21 PM | Report abuse

I often wonder why liberals types think that racist comments on a newspaper website is actually worse than the murders being reported? 4 people are dead already this year. Yet you're upset about racist language??

Posted by: scoran | January 4, 2011 2:45 PM | Report abuse

People you know we have REDNECK RACISTS making their everyday comments about people of different races and you still reply back to these IDIOTS. If you don't comment back they will go away. These people can't even read, but if you respond back you give them the knowledge of know how. Just don't respond.

Posted by: access11 | January 4, 2011 2:54 PM | Report abuse

clitteigh,

Exactly how is the NRA responsible for the decision by a person to shoot another?

For those of you losing your minds over comments by HotelGuest...he/she is making an assumption that a minority committed these shootings. Does he have a reason not to assume that based upon where the shootings took place?
And if he ends up being correct, you'll all stay silent because he'll be proven correct in the assumption.
Instead of taking issue with him, maybe you should have more of an issue with the pervasive violence among minorities?
In metro DC, the vast amjority of homicides are black on black violence.
Caucasians should be the least of your worries.

Posted by: BigDaddy651 | January 4, 2011 3:24 PM | Report abuse

What a shame 4 people shot and the post is that short!!! If a dog was killed it would have been a months worth of news, just goes to show...

Posted by: precious3 | January 4, 2011 3:43 PM | Report abuse

Black people, please!

You're giving the exact reaction that HotelGuest and localgoober want, when their comments shouldn't even be dignified with reponses.

The bottom line is that crime is an issue that all races and socioeconomic areas are concerned with. It's why blacks AND whites "flee" certain areas... but crime is everywhere. It astonishes me to turn on the news and see people in Winchester, Clarksburg, Potomac and "fill-in-the-blank" who give the customary "that never happens around here - this is a nice neighborhood". Well guess what folks, I don't care where you live, someone is raping, killing, or assaulting someone else in YOUR neighborhood... and they're not all Black... believe that!

Posted by: BreezeInRockville | January 4, 2011 4:06 PM | Report abuse

The problem in Prince Georges County is corruption and culture of indifference in the government. This is made worse because many in the community don't trust the police and so won't talk to them or even call them if there's a problem.

I voted for Baker and I hope he will improve things. Johnson set a poor example for everyone.

I'm sure there are good police officers here, but when I've been the victim of a crime the ones I encountered were slow to respond and very disrespectful. Other times, like the swat team/dog-shooting at the home of the mayor of Berwyn Heights, the police seem to over-react, plan poorly, and demonstrate as much violence as the criminals they're supposed to protect us from.

If people were being killed every day in Fairfax county, you'd better believe they'd have some kind of county-wide task force building better ties and trust with the community and increasing patrols to discourage violence.

But people here cannot trust the police or the government and can't depend on them for help. Too many young people are losing their lives. These young men who've been murdered might have been involved in shady things, or they might have been honest, ambitious young men who happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. We just don't know, but nobody deserves to die like that.

Posted by: pgresident1 | January 4, 2011 4:28 PM | Report abuse

African Americans needed for local news survey in DMV. Click on link below:


https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FWPVFLZ

Posted by: JCC2 | January 4, 2011 4:40 PM | Report abuse

First of all, for B_BOI_STANCE, the majority of police in PG County are black, not white.
There can no longer be any argument as to whether racism is justified. It most certainly is; only it is not based on skin color, but rather culture. It's not a question of black vs white, but human vs animal. There are respectable, upstanding people of all skin colors, and there are degenerate thugs of all skin colors. I think most people would agree with that. Where I differ from most people is in my belief these people should be systematically executed until society is purged clean.
Their bodies should be dismembered, their heads stuck on pikes in the middle of town (complete with sideways hats), so people will know what sort of behavior is not to be tolerated.

Posted by: DamCrazyLibs | January 4, 2011 5:00 PM | Report abuse

First of all, for B_BOI_STANCE, the majority of police in PG County are black, not white.
There can no longer be any argument as to whether racism is justified. It most certainly is; only it is not based on skin color, but rather culture. It's not a question of black vs white, but human vs animal. There are respectable, upstanding people of all skin colors, and there are degenerate thugs of all skin colors. I think most people would agree with that. Where I differ from most people is in my belief these people should be systematically executed until society is purged clean.
Their bodies should be dismembered, their heads stuck on pikes in the middle of town (complete with sideways hats), so people will know what sort of behavior is not to be tolerated.

Posted by: DamCrazyLibs | January 4, 2011 5:01 PM | Report abuse

It's unfortunate but no one will get into MENSA (society for high IQ) for guessing the race of the shooters or victims. It's a predominantly black area. It is a high crime area. The facts are unavoidable that blacks commit a disproportionate amounts of violent crimes in the DC area as well nation wide. We can insult each other as to the reasons why. It is a fact though.

Posted by: jab00 | January 4, 2011 5:23 PM | Report abuse

I dont know why people reply to the RACISTS and Bigots who post here. It only fuels their ignorance and cowardice. Mediums such as this are needed by those who are not man or woman enough to be a proud racist or bigot. Sure, hide behind a computer and say what you will but come face to face with the same people you talk about you cant be brave enough to say it...why??? LOL Because you know you will be the next statistic that someone here will be reading and posting about!!! ;-) LOSERS LOL

Posted by: usc932000 | January 4, 2011 5:38 PM | Report abuse

People in here praying and worshiping an all loving god (there are many gods according to the bible)that killed an entire city of first born because their parents neglected to smear lamb's blood on their door. What lowbrow superstitious person would even think about worshipping figures in a supernatural world. Evolutionwise ... we still have a long way to go.

Posted by: localgoober | January 4, 2011 6:56 PM | Report abuse

what r you all talking about.Theres a serious problem in the county with the brothers.Its 2011 and still shooting people.Really!i mean when will these so called african american men wake up.Its amazing to me how the black men in the country have no respect for human life.Its amazing to me how you guys always wanna bring up 400 years ago with slavery and the blacks are killing each other off to this day.I just dont get it.i guess the man is the blame huh?confused race

Posted by: mikeforthe8 | January 4, 2011 8:50 PM | Report abuse

I really hate to use cliche's especially during these ugly moments in our society. But the truth hurts regardles where it comes from. To begin with, regardless of hotelsguest views on blacks or other minorities doesn't change the truth of whats happening in our communities. The truth of the matter is that since the growth of the African American population many parts of PG county, crime has been on the rise. we can hit certain bumps that may make it look as if it 's gone down, but they don't account for the many nuciance crimes that do occur. And making comparisons to DC is like comparing crackheads to alcoholics. They both need help! Now we can blame economics all we want, but I have news for you. Money in the hands of undiciplined people is not going to make one behave themselves. It only affords them the opportunity to expand thier criminal behavior. I lived in PG county for several years and I have experienced first hand how a good neighborhood can go down the tubes when irresponsible parents coupled with liberal minded schools that believe all children should be treated like adults with the hands off mentality is used instead of old fashion moral principles. And don't tell me those principles are passe'. Because the results between the 2 are stark in contrast. Some of you bloggers even quote scripture as if that proves your point. Well it doesn't because why are you asking someone to pray for the aftermath of an incident when you should have been praying before the incidents. We continue to elect liberal politicians who care less about our religion and tell you and I we can't have prayer in school but you let them speak in your local churches during an election year! Now how ignorant is that? Here's a Scripture for you: "Raise up a child the way he should go and when he is old he shall never depart form it"! And screaming racism is not going to solve the problem. Would you feel better if a black person said what "Hotelguest" said? That's our problem, we always run to the race altar as if that's our only social salvation. Well it's not! and I have a bunch of Prisons and cemetaries to prove my point! But I'm tired of proving my point. I wish we would first look in the mirror and face reality of what we have become and take matters in our own hands (legally speaking!) and rid ourselves from all the Liberal lawmakers that dictate to us (African Americans) how we should govern our families and our schools. And I promise you, we could see a difference in not only ourselves but our children and thier children to come!

Posted by: rsanch8695 | January 5, 2011 12:25 AM | Report abuse

Excuse me Localgoober, but I think your'e on the wrong blog. Your ignorance of the Bible is glaring and you make absolutely no sense! So much for evolving!

Posted by: rsanch8695 | January 5, 2011 12:42 AM | Report abuse

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