Another shooting in Carbondale Saturday night. I am seeing people now comparing Carbondale to bad parts of St. Louis or Chicago, which is utter nonsense. The rarity of shootings in the'dale is the reason these have attracted so much attention. Is the city less safe? A very little bit. Should you worry about walking down the street after dark? No more so than you did before the shootings. Their very unusualness is what is attracting media and public attention.