Every once in a while things go a little crazy out here. Blame the moon, blame the economy, blame the Santa Ana winds that scour the streets and set all our teeth just a little on edge.
Or just blame all the asshole gangbangers with tiny dicks who can't seem to get it through their fat, fucking skulls that a gun and the cowardice to use it doesn't make you a man.
Seven people shot in the Valley in three separate incidents. Three dead. Including a 4-month old baby.
Folks got into a pissing match outside a party. Somebody pulled a shotgun.
A shotgun. And a 4-month old baby.
Jesus fuck, people.
Gang-related. Big fucking surprise there. The fun kicked off last weekend when three got tagged, two killed, a 20-year-old man and a 15-year-old boy, outside a housing project in Pacoima.
The hell of it is that crime is actually down. City-wide the homicide rate has dropped 21% in the last two years. In Van Nuys, where all this shit happened over the weekend, it's down a whopping 63%. Eight in 2007, three in 2009 as of the 19th.
Well, it was nice while it lasted.