Not again…

The perpetrator of the accident was sentenced a few days ago. Some were pleased with the sentencing, some were not. Will there be closure now? Some, but the pain is indelible. The impact is so far reaching, it cannot be measured. Kalamazoo is still waiting for the Kalamazoo mass shooting case to occur. It is unfair to draw out cases such as these, and I hope there is a conclusion, if not closure, soon.

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In February, I wrote a blog about the shootings in Kalamazoo, my hometown. On June 7th, my town suffered another major tragedy. A group of bicyclists, called, “The Chain Gang,” were struck by a man driving a truck. Nine people were injured, and five of them were killed at the scene. One of them, Debbie Bradley, was my mother’s friend. One of my friends lost two dear friends. I know one of the first responders. Although I didn’t know them personally, as it happens so often in our town, we are all interconnected somehow; and we are all grieving. I have been numb, in shock. I haven’t written about it, because I have been so upset. Then, the tragedy in Orlando. That hit me hard, as well. I cannot imagine what that was like for anyone involved! Horrific. How does this happen to anyone-these people were just out to have…

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