It saddens me about the violence that is taking place within our community. WE have to do better as a people! The violence that is taking place is not normal and our babies should not grow up thinking it is.

I always encourage residents to attend the Community Relations Council meetings that are held every month by each police district.
Eastern District meets every 4th Tuesday at 1620 Edison Hwy at 7pm
Northeastern District meets every 3rd Wednesday at 1900 Argonne Dr. at 7pm
Southeastern District meets every 1st Monday at 5710 Eastern Ave. at 7pm

I understand this is not just a law enforcement issue but a public health issue. This is why we have to continue to work for access to resources, equitable funding for schools and workforce development programs. As a community, we have to be attentive, receptive and communicate with each other.