Sunday, August 25, 2013

Only the Names have Changed

At least seven people are shot, including a 15-year-old, in West Baltimore.

Monique Griego was at the scene. It happened in the 1500 block of West Fayette Street. Police still have the entire street blocked off.

Shots fired came into police at 9:15 p.m. Saturday night. Once officers arrived on the scene, they found one victim at the corner. He was shot in the head. Two more victims flagged down officers two blocks away from where the shooting happened.

“This appears to be an illegal dice game that was taking place out here. Most likely—we don’t know what the motive is—but we know from history there’s some connection to a robbery, trying to take money or something along those lines,” said Commissioner Anthony Batts.
Now, from history, a great song, based on a similar moment from the past. The late, great Dave Van Ronk performing "Stackerlee":

If you don't want to hear Dave's commentary, skip to 2:25

For a more conventional, if more recently performed version of the song, the Late Amy Winehouse:

and finally, the Hunter/Garcia version from the Grateful Dead.

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