It’s time to stand up against violence

DEAR EDITOR:

Another big shooting in Youngstown, when is the carnage going to stop?

Sixty shots fired — this sounds more like Kandahar than Youngstown. The police and local churches appear in the media asking for calm and peace, but I’m afraid their pleas fall on deaf ears.

Nothing is going to happen until the people of Youngstown are willing to step forward and say enough is enough — not until the people are tired of seeing their friends and neighbors gunned down in the streets, until they have been to enough funerals will there come a change. And change will come only when the residents come forward and join with law enforcement to identify the gang bangers and drug dealers, to rid their streets and neighborhoods of those who inflict pain and suffering on the helpless.

It’s time to take a stand. Summer hasn’t even begun yet.

JIM EIDEL

Beaver Township

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