Pray for Jennifer

I really hate hearing about these sort of things. Because everytime, I swear everytime, things begin to look better, when it looks like the past has passed, crap like this pops up. I got the following in an email:

I am surprised that there is no mentioned in your report of the assault on Sunday of Jennifer Ragins of ### Bates Street. She was one of the instrumental people that started Bates Street Civic Association. She was attacked by a wantobe thug. This thug blind sided her with punches.
She was taken to the hospital. This thug lives at ### P Street NW.

This is a house that has been raided by the police several times. This 15- year-old thud attacked a person twice his age. He is twice her size and weights twice as much. What African American parent raise a child to seek and attach a grown woman. I cannot say an alleged attack because there are witnesses that saw it and also heard him brag about it.
It was not a robbery because he took nothing. This was a set-up by the drug boys to silence someone who has been instrumental in improving this neighborhood. The 20 years plus I have live here, I have been a mentor and tutored to many young folks. However, there are those that are not reachable and need to be dealt with accordingly. This is one. I hear that a warrant has been issue but he has not been arrested. Where can a 15-year-old go to avoid arrest unless he has criminal help.
Jennifer needs your prayers and support. I hope that as this crime was occurring, those folks who were aware of it assisted in helping her as I did when a white woman on my street was attached. I did not bother about the color, I placed my self in harms way and I think if I had not she would have received more harm as in the case of Jennifer.

We can not just look out for our clicks or have our private groups. You cannot have an e-mail system or group that only glorify your click. For this community to address these types of criminal elements, all of us need to take a stand.

I’ve blocked the house numbers for privacy reasons. Jennifer and I don’t see eye to eye on the neighborhood’s name, and some other things, but she’s in need of our prayers, thoughts, and support. Pray for healing and justice.

8 thoughts on “Pray for Jennifer”

  1. This is very bad news. Is there any way to help her? I don’t know her, but I could at least send a card, or donation to her.


  2. Since we live on P Street, can you say what block of P St the assailant lives? Was is the Unit, 100, 200 etc block? Also, any idea where the attack occurred?


  3. JD-Well I’m not sure where the attack occurred but the alleged teen aged assailant was on the 100 block of P.

    esse- email me privately. mari at inshaw com.

  4. reading that pisses me off. because i know the assailant will be given a lecture by the court and the jerk will be back terrorizing the neighborhood in no time. somebody should whack him up side the head with an iron skillet before pulling his fingernails out.

    richard r
    446 m nw

    ps. please liberals dont tell me i dont understand. my cousin was killed by scum like the jerk from P street.

  5. The alleged assailant is a minor, keep that in mind as the systems’ hands are tied in that matter. Also the alleged assailant is a teen with a laptop. Don’t assume that the drug boyz and the like aren’t connected to the net.
    The kid doesn’t need whacking, he needs to be removed from the community and stuck in juvvie before he causes more harm.

  6. That’s really horrible. It makes you realize how petty squabbles like garbage can location and neighborhood names are so less important than community neighborhood safety. At least they know who did it. Sadly, the woman probably knew her attacker, which makes it even worse.

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