As of 11:45 August 16, the following crimes have been committed in Toledo:
~Anthony Horton was badly beaten on Buckingham Street
~Hakeem Johnson was shot on Nevada Street
~A teenager was shot on Chestnut and Noble Streets
~Tyrell Jones was shot on Franklin Street and Woodruff Avenue
There was a time in the City's history, before undesirables inhabited many of its neighborhoods, that just one of these occurrences in the course of a day would be big news. Now it's met with a yawn.
What happened? In the 50s, 60s, and 70s, Toledo was a manufacturing hub where people were able to get secure factory jobs with just a high school diploma. The City attracted low/no-skill workers from lower-class backgrounds who didn't possess any burning desire to better themselves--just to get a paycheck and head to the bar after work.