At least in certain Rochester's neighborhoods.
That is the norm here.
Yesterday was hot and humid.
A bar brawl on Rochester's southwest side ended with two people shot and one slashed.
Those injuries were not considered life threatening.
A mile away, sixteen hours later, a man was stabbed badly enough to be listed in serious condition at the hospital.
These incidents could just as easily have occurred on Rochester's northeast side, which is also violence-ridden.
Life in those neighborhoods is considered cheap. So cheap that I haven't heard about any marches being planned to protest these violent incidents.
They occur with such regularity that they merit only a brief mention in the local news media.
I am sure that plenty of ministers who cater to the residents of those neighborhoods will have something to say about it this morning in their sermons.
And there it will stay, because most crime victims in those neighborhoods know their assailants and won't snitch on them. At the same time, they will claim that the police aren't doing enough for them because of racism.
It's a worn out old tune.
This sort of behavior is bad for Rochester's reputation. It's hard to find investors to help develop neighborhoods where the lack of safety is a definite issue.
On the other hand, it occurs mostly in certain neighborhoods. It will affect only the people who either live there or find it necessary to be there.
The rest of us who don't live there are safer, regardless of the weather.
There's some kind of cold comfort in that.