CONSIDER THIS: A Massacre Every Year in Jackson - - Jackson, MS

CONSIDER THIS: A Massacre Every Year in Jackson

Source: WLBT Source: WLBT

It’s almost been a month since the deadliest mass shooting in the United States; 49 people killed in the Orlando massacre. An unbelievable tragedy.

In Jackson we have a massacre every year. Maybe it doesn’t get the attention, uproar and anger since it happens one week at a time. But over the course of a year dozens and dozens and dozens of people, more than killed in that one night in Orlando, are gunned down right here.

Consider This:

It happens all too frequently. A mom begging for change. For the killings to stop. A social media post showing support or respect. Then it’s back to the routine.

These tragic deaths have become all too common, almost accepted. This guy was killed today; somebody else will be killed tomorrow. That’s just the way it is. Maybe there is no uproar because the epidemic is concentrated in the urban areas. Maybe because one killing a week isn’t as shocking as 49 in one night.

I don’t know what the solution is, but I know accepting it as a way of life is not acceptable. Why don’t we put the same energy and attention towards those deaths as we do towards a police officer shooting? Or a mass shooting? Will you step up and make it happen in Jackson?

Use us. WLBT will help you spread the message. Then maybe, just maybe, we will keep that somebody else from being killed tomorrow.

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