City Paper is not for tourists
Trinidad: the one neighborhood that could crash ShotSpotter was at it again this past weekend. Every other month, Trinidad picks a weekend to go bonkers and just kick the crap out of families and loved ones. Trinidad is nothing but a tragedy machine. This weekend brought about some particularly awful stuff—a teenager visiting his sick great-grandmother was killed.
And the checkpoints are back—during daylight hours.
Can the city admit that they don’t have an answer for the violence in Trinidad? Can they just say “We don’t know how to stop it?” The checkpoints are a dubious idea—a somewhat effective gimmick at best, at worst a distraction and hinderance for detectives trying to sleuth out murder suspects. At least that’s what this pro says.
No one has a good solution.