Last night’s shooting near 17th Street NW, Euclid Street and Mozart Place drew police to an area of Adams Morgan that they’ve been watching for years. In 2004, Washington City Paper‘s Jason Cherkis wrote about the scene at the corner of 17th and Euclid, where the Bennett family lives—and the allegations by authorities, and neighbors, that the people hanging out there were up to no good:
The neighbors don’t make much distinction between the Bennett stoop and the corner. They just see blobs of black men. Heads and shoulders. Skullcaps and puffy coats. Through cracked blinds, natural obstacles such as trees, and man-made ones such as speed-limit signs, the neighbors down Euclid Street can make out shapes and shadows, bunches of them.