Crime in Charlotte – It IS our Problem

We’re hearing a great deal of anger and frustration from viewers after the most violent week in recent memory.

Charlotte police chief Rodney Monroe cut short a trip to Washington, DC to come back and address the deaths of young people in our city.   On our news at 11 tonight, Monroe said “As a parent, we all have to be mindful of where our children are and what they’re involved in.”

It would be too easy to say, “that’s not in my neighborhood” or “that’s not my problem.”

But isn’t it everyone’s problem when a 14-year old girl who is also a mother is gunned down?

Isn’t it everyone’s problem when two teenagers are killed in one week on our streets?

Mother Teresa said, “If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.”

These are our children.  We belong to each other.  We weep for them.  We wonder if there isn’t something we can do.

How will we act to prevent further human misery right here in our city?

One Comment on “Crime in Charlotte – It IS our Problem

  1. Tonia,

    It becomes our problem when it affects our communities. Things like this we don’t know about until something has gone wrong, as in these cases. As a society we tend to think if it isn’t happening to us, it doesn’t affect us.

    My question is, where did it go wrong? Because the reality is, something did in fact go wrong. I am the last person to take responsibility away from a teen or young adult, but something somewhere along the way fell short. Was it the parenting? Could it have been the school system? Could it be just right out rebellion? I do not have that answer. But to find that answer would be priceless, wouldn’t it?

    So, many children today, simply don’t have a chance anymore and that breaks my heart. I am from Charlotte, born and bred and things have changed in such a way that this town in almost unrecognizable lately. It is sad.

    On another note, I am not quite sure how I came upon your blog, it was by way of the WBTV site. But I am glad to have found you. Thank you for being a positive ray of sunshine, your genuineness is reflected each day we watch.

    Have a most blessed Saturday!

    Angela M.

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