Saturday, May 11, 2013

Cleveland in the News! Ugggggh...

This past Monday, along with people all over the country, and soon the world, I was greeted with the rarity of high-profile news from my native region. At first, it was very satisfying - from both a human perspective and the Cleveland "Chamber of Commerce" angle which is definitely in my mind at times like those - with the triumph over captivity of three Cleveland women - Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight - and the cheers of their neighbors when they were freed from ten years of imprisonment in the house of Ariel Castro near 25th and Clark not far from downtown. The neighborhood's joy was easily reminiscent of that of residents in Watertown, MA and other Boston suburbs last month following their brief lockdown during the manhunt after the Boston Marathon bombings.

Since then, in brief, the often prominent news of post-abduction and discovery on "NPR" and "BBC" has seemed more like "CDN" (Cleveland Depravity Network) where, as with Cleveland-area Puerto Ricans saying Ariel Castro was not representative of us, I as a Cleveland-area native would add to what I am sure current Clevelanders are saying,  that the 10 years of horror at 2207 Seymour Avenue are not representative of Cleveland.

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