My sister, who lives in Massachusetts, was supposed to visit my mother and I this weekend. She canceled her visit due to anxiety around the violence that was occurring in my neighboring city of Baltimore: a very minor, yet one of many casualties from this weeks’ events. I will admit to being transfixed by live coverage on TV of what was happening within a thirty-minute ride from my home. My prevailing emotion was sadness for my city; my community; for those impacted near and far by this violence and disrespect. I was touched by the excerpt below written by a police officer:
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