May 26, 2021
It has been a dangerous two weeks in Minneapolis.
A member submitted a Letter to the Editor that was printed in the Star Tribune today. Sadly, it was cut and edited prior to publishing. Here is the full version:
A girl jumping on a trampoline at a birthday party. Shot.
Hotrodders taking over our streets. Bystander struck.
A middle school in session in late morning. Stray bullets penetrate.
A six-year-old eating a Happy Meal in the family car on the way home. Shot and killed.
A woman in Northeast home from a shopping trip. Carjacked.
A pastor with his kids advocating for peace on a street corner. Evacuated due to gang war.
An Urban Ventures youth soccer coach and team caught in crossfire. Coach grazed with bullet.
A college senior celebrating with his friends the night before his graduation ceremony. Shot and killed.