Five months ago, The Black Rod exposed the links between six murder victims and local gangs that have styled themselves after the Bloods and Crips of Los Angeles. See the whole story at
Each victim was either a member of a gang or a close associate. But the latest murder victims were neither. Only one had a loose association to a gang as far as we can tell so far.
In other words, the violence has spread beyond the gang world into the general community.
Gang members and their associates are now living the life they see in gangsta rap videos and movies where shootouts are not only commonplace, they're expected.
There's not even an attempt to keep from killing innocents anymore.
The three people shot to death in an Alexander Aven…