Cure Violence in Our Community (Seattle, WA)

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(Photo shows my then-four-year-old daughter next to a bullet hole in the front window of our South Seattle home. Taken in 2016.)

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A little over a year ago, our south Seattle home was rained with bullets. Two of those bullets entered the room where my daughter and I had been eating dinner; one through the door jamb and the other through the window. Our neighbors' house was also hit with gunfire. Luckily, none of us were hurt. (This shooting was gang-related and had nothing to do with us personally.)

Less than a year later, a middle aged mom was gunned down in the street two blocks from us, in front of her house and family, on her way home from work at 8 o'clock in the evening.

I wish I could say these were isolated incidents, but stories like these are all too commonplace in our community. Far too many people's lives have been hurt by the epidemic of violence in our neighborhoods. 

This madness must end. The police are doing their best, but they can only intervene after acts of violence have already taken place. We need stop it before it happens - and we can.

Please sign this petition to Mayor Edward Murray and Seattle City Council, asking them to include a provision in our city budget for a new, evidence-based solution to inner city violence.

Thank you,

Charlotte Thistle

Seattle, WA, 98118

 



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