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How are we supposed to feel safe anymore?

August 27, 2015

How are we supposed to feel safe anymore?

When we go see a movie. When we go to school. When we go shopping. When we go to work. When we go to sporting events. When we’re in our own homes.

How did we get here?

Gun regulations, or lack thereof. Treatment for mental illness, or lack thereof. Racial tensions. Gang violence. Hate.

Homicide numbers go up daily. Hourly.

Another shooting for the front page. Another murder to lead the newscast.

We’ve become numb to the crime.

What are we supposed to do?

Not see a movie? Not go to school? Not go shopping? Not go to work? Not go to sporting events? Not stay in our own homes?

I want to have the answers.

I don’t.

We can try to answer these questions. We can ask all the experts. We can go through all the documents. We can write all the stories. We can analyze all the data.

Maybe through that, we can start, and continue, a conversation. Keep pushing the issue forward. Keep pressing the Powers That Be. Keep paving a path toward change.

Refuse to back down.

And as we do that, we may not always feel safe. We may not always know how we got here. We may not always know what it is we are supposed to do.

What I do know is that we have to do something.

All of us.

Because the world we live in right now is unacceptable.

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