gun violence

It has happened again. A white supremacist has committed another atrocity, this time in El Paso, Texas, in the United States. Like the Christchurch murderer, he took to the internet to promote his motives.

I was born and raised in Dayton, Ohio. I spent many days in the historic Oregon district in my formative years, being entertained by the culture of the inner city — as have generations of residents.

What took place on August 4 in my hometown was horrific. I am among many who stand in support and solidarity with those who lost loved ones and friends, those whose lives changed that day and who were left with deeply scarring lifetime impacts.

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