We’re hearing a great deal of anger and frustration from viewers after the most violent week in recent memory.
Charlotte police chief Rodney Monroe cut short a trip to Washington, DC to come back and address the deaths of young people in our city. On our news at 11 tonight, Monroe said “As a parent, we all have to be mindful of where our children are and what they’re involved in.”
It would be too easy to say, “that’s not in my neighborhood” or “that’s not my problem.”
But isn’t it everyone’s problem when a 14-year old girl who is also a mother is gunned down?
Isn’t it everyone’s problem when two teenagers are killed in one week on our streets?
Mother Teresa said, “If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.”
These are our children. We belong to each other. We weep for them. We wonder if there isn’t something we can do.
How will we act to prevent further human misery right here in our city?