A grief-stricken wave of sadness has flowed over my university’s campus. Over the weekend, one of our students was shot multiple times as he was on…

A grief-stricken wave of sadness has flowed over my university’s campus. Over the weekend, one of our students was shot multiple times as he was on his way to his home in Chicago. A memorial service was held in his honor on Monday. I want to do something about the fact that so many have been victimized as a result of brutal violence. I want to speak out and say “Look, we need to put a stop to this. We need to establish neighborhood watches, to fight for more police presence and patrol where this kind of thing happens.” But there is anger brewing in urban enclaves where young people have fallen in between the cracks our society has created and into groups that harden their hearts, soften their respect for the life of others. How do we resolve this anger? First, to look at where it stems. Such deep anger stems from a problem that stems beyond a lack of police presence or a lack of jobs. All around in the city streets where such violence is a daily threat the people are screaming to a deafened ear. – Allyson

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