Bringing it all together
Today my daughter's friend, Filly, was buried - laid to rest - just as he was laying and resting when he was shot 2 weeks ago, senselessly, by someone who walked into his mother's home and murdered him.
I don't know what prompted it - I've heard ramblings. It doesn't really matter. Another life is gone. Another father who can't be there for his 3 children. Another son, friend, relative, lover.
When is it going to end? I advocate that all of us who want to see the violence in the Territory end, meet at Pickled Greek (or another venue) on the Monday after Thanksgiving to come together - hopefully leaders from the various groups working around the island would come - so that we can bring leaders together to decide on a plan of action to bring about lasting change in a focused effort.
I will see if I can get Cheryl Francis, the Lt. Governor's wife to join us - and perhaps either the Police Commissioner or the Police Chief to join us.
Who would attend and work on an action plan for the whole of the Territory - and St. Croix in particular?