13 more dead; I feel help­less, frus­trated

The Charlotte Observer - - Front Page -

Twelve days ago I sat down to watch the morn­ing news only to hear of yet an­other mass shoot­ing. The tears ran down my face as I grieved for those killed or in­jured, for their friends and loved ones whose lives are for­ever changed.

Thurs­day morn­ing – an­other mass shoot­ing and again the tears flow, the help­less­ness and frus­tra­tion.

As I re­flect on all of those other morn­ings when I watched or lis­tened to news about other tragedies – in the class­room, on col­lege grounds, in night­clubs and places of wor­ship – I worry might I be­come in­sen­si­tive to these repet­i­tive events; might I be­come im­mune to car­ing? Will I stop cry­ing? col­leagues.

It is a shame a black man is be­ing ha­rassed by the lo­cal po­lice for do­ing his civic duty. Black men are not the ma­jor threat; rad­i­cal­ized white men are send­ing ex­plo­sives. Nu­mer­ous stud­ies re­veal rad­i­cal­ized white men have com­mit­ted some of the dead­li­est ter­ror­ist acts on Amer­i­can soil. Black men are not the en­emy. Demo­crat votes all the way. I barely looked at the names I voted for. My only goal was to not vote for any­one with a party con­nec­tion to Trump.

Repub­li­cans, wake up and smell the cof­fee! Don­ald Trump is a ma­lig­nant tu­mor that is spread­ing through­out the whole Repub­li­can Party! re­sponse make it sound like we have at least two grown-ups in our area. Those two boys “wuz raised right.” Thanks, you two!

Leonard Jarvis

Va­lerie Lewis

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