These past couple of weeks have been filled with violence and mass shootings which are a common occurrence in America today. They enter and exit the mainstream media news cycle on a regular basis, creating outrage and sadness but little action to remedy the causes. Here are some words for the weekend on that note. Stay safe family and love one another.
On Friday November 27th, a gunman walked into a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood which led to an extended hostage situation. In the end, it left 3 people dead and 9 others wounded. Once again, gun violence, mass shooting, and hate takes the lives of innocent people.
Robert Lewis Dear (1958- ), a White American “lone gunman”, shot 12 people, killing three, at a Planned Parenthood health clinic in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Friday November 27th 2015.
Among his victims, he shot six police officers, killing one. The police, instead of “fearing for their lives” and quickly gunning him down, as they do with Black males as young as 12, talked him into surrendering after a five hour stand-off.They took him alive.
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A man marching down the street shot and killed three people on Saturday, before being fatally shot in a gunbattle with police, authorities and witnesses said.
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Richard Martinez, father of one of the Santa Barbara shooting victims, speaks to CNN’s Kyung Lah.
Community Village‘s insight:
He’s right. The majority of us don’t have the power to change laws. The most that the majority of us have the time and power to do is vote, protest, and communicate to those who will listen.
However, those who we elect have the time, power and influence – and yet the majority of those politicians do not enact strong enough laws to protect the lives of the families who elected them.
Do you think the ‘cat is out of the bag’ with guns? Do you think that so many people have guns in the U.S. that there is no turning back?
Are the ‘chickens coming home to roost’ as Malcolm X said?
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