Silence Is Violence

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St. John tragedies

Date: Fri, Aug. 17, 2012

The recent multiple murders in St. John Parish--including two Sheriff's Deputies who were killed--reminds us that rampant violence is not exclusive to New Orleans. We also are hearing increasingly from Jefferson Parish victims and victim families about chaotic violence, lack of responsiveness on the part of authorities, and a growing sense of hopelessness.

None of us is sheltered from this crisis; each of us must take responsibility for spreading peace in our own way.

Our hearts go out to the families of the St. John victims, and to all the victims who fall to the violence plaguing our communities.

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