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A sad picture is worth 1,000 words

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280-stab.jpgThis picture, taken by Free Press staffer Boris Minkevich, jumped off the page for me today and really got me thinking.We all know that inner-city violence is a major issue in Winnipeg. Look no further than this past weekend, when two more people lost their lives, bringing the city's homicide total to an alarming 17 before the leaves are barely on the trees yet.But what got to me about the powerful image above was looking at the group of children who are standing behind the police tape as investigators probe the latest senseless death.I wonder what's going through their minds?Are they scared about what they are seeing in their neighbourhood, wondering what the future might hold?Or are they immune from this type of fear and simply drawn to the scene, likes moths to a light, because it is so familiar to them?What do you think?www.mikeoncrime.com

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About Mike McIntyre

Journalist, national radio show host, author, pundit and cruise director ... Mike McIntyre loves to keep busy.

Mike is the justice reporter for the Winnipeg Free Press, where he has worked since 1997. He produces and hosts the weekly talk radio show Crime and Punishment, which runs on the Corus Radio Network in several Canadian cities.

Born and bred in Winnipeg, Mike graduated from River East Collegiate and completed his journalism studies in the Creative Communications program at Red River College.

He and his wife, Chassity, have two children.

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