What a brutal summer for families, especially black families in St. Louis. We've had at least 11 children homicides. Most of the deaths were gun-related.
Just yesterday, a 7-year-old boy was killed, a day before he was to begin second grade.
Earlier in the summer, I saw an article about gun legislation in Missouri. The reporter noted at one point that St. Louis Children’s Hospital "treats more gunshot wounds than almost any children’s hospital in the country."
Overall, according to many reports, violent crime is down in the U.S. But stats like those probably do little to console the families of those children killed this summer.
I clearly haven't found all the words yet, but I wanted to note that I've been thinking on these issues.
• Gun Violence