This murder was so hard to watch, I am not even adding a link to it. The murder saddened my heart and to do it to a homeless person who is the most vulnerable in St. Louis is just horrifying? The homeless man was David Saldana, and people around the area like him and called him a quiet person. The incident happen on March 27, 2023 on a Monday in midday.
So when AI put a frolicking spin to this sad image, I wondered what was it thinking? What was it seeing? Was AI thinking this is the way it should be on Tucker Blvd. in St. Louis? Was AI dreaming or doing some wishful-thinking exercise? The picture prompts more questions than answers.
St. Louis has a high murder rate compared to other cities in the United States. In 2021, St. Louis recorded 262 homicides, which was an increase from the 2020 total of 262 homicides.
However, it’s worth noting that the city’s homicide rate has been declining since the 1990s when it was one of the most dangerous cities in the country. Despite this decline, St. Louis still has a higher murder rate than many other major cities in the US.
There are many factors that contribute to the high murder rate in St. Louis, including poverty, drug use, and access to firearms. The city has implemented various programs and initiatives to address these issues and reduce violent crime.
It’s important to note that behind each murder statistic is a tragic loss of life and a devastating impact on families and communities. It’s crucial to address the root causes of violence and invest in prevention and intervention efforts to reduce the number of murders in St. Louis and other cities.