How crime changed one victim’s life, views about Memphis

By , Daily Memphian Published: August 15, 2021 4:00 AM CT

Violent crime is both a national problem and a Memphis problem. But when criminals point guns your way, as 26-year-old engineer Manuel Rodriguez discovered, it forever becomes part of your personal history. So much so, that you consider leaving the city you have always called home. 


Memphis crime Memphis Shelby Crime Commission Bobby White Manuel Rodriguez Cerelyn "C.J." Davis Mayor Jim Strickland Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich
Don Wade

Don Wade

Don Wade has been a Memphis journalist since 1998 and he has won awards for both his sports and news/feature writing. He is originally from Kansas City and is married with three sons.


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