Thursday, July 24, 2008

Another Sad Vigil

Another homicide brought us to the streets for a Reclaim the Site for Nonviolence prayer vigil this week. Unfortunately, this vigil had a unique component that none of the others have had: it was the second vigil held at the same street corner, for an act of violence outside of the same bar.

After the 15-minute prayer, the local media (seen on the left here) interviewed the victim's grandmother. Other family members spoke, too, of the goodness of the young man who was shot and begged for an end to such unnecessary loss of life. Coverage of the event was carried by our three local news channels both that evening and in the early morning telecasts of the next day.