I have to apologize for missing this story last week. It sure did not make the headlines. Now from the Northeast Times:
A shooting in Kensington on Sept. 2 claimed the life of a Frankford man.
Police responding to a 911 call on the 800 block of E. Thayer St. at 2:30 p.m. found 31-year-old Keith Bolden lying in the street with a gunshot wound of the chest. Bolden, of the 5100 block of Saul St., was taken to Temple University Hospital and pronounced dead at 4:35 p.m. Detectives had not named any suspects in the slaying as the Times went to press and were investigating possible motives, a police spokeswoman said. ••
This is the 3rd Frankford resident who was murdered elsewhere this year. Now I’ll stick my neck out. Murder in the city is treated as routine business in this city. The mayor should be at the hospital every time somebody gets killed in Philadelphia. Every useless death is a tragedy, even those of the punks who stupidly kill each other. For some reason we look on some lives as more important than others and so they just don’t make the headlines and don’t get massive police investigation. Feel free to comment.
While we are on the subject i got this email from a young film maker promoting a new film some of which was shot in Frankford.
PHILADELPHIA HOMICIDE CITY Money Murder & Politics
is a look into what issues really contribute to the struggle and poverty currently in America. It identifies that struggle and poverty are the most popular assumptions for the high murder rate in Philadelphia both statistically and through experience. The movie communicates possible solutions as well as some of the details seen from the situation as it exists currently.
The movie digs into the life and culture of the rougher neighborhoods and communities in Philadelphia in hopes to shed light on the issues faced to the rest of the population.
The film comes out September 26 2008.
This film has been in production since September 2007. There are already three faces in this movie we have heard to have been killed or have killed someone else. This movie was filmed, produced, and edited by two young adults (and friends) one a native to North Philadelphia and the second a Temple student from Albuquerque New Mexico.
Philadelphia will be thoroughly impressed by the work of these two individuals in this full fledged documentary presentation. The two film makers will donate any movie profits to charity organizations. http://www.youtube.com/v/Gn5b0BWzBMA&hl=en&fs=1“