Once again innocent people are gunned down by thugs (and yes we know that word is politically incorrect but you tell us a better word to use and we’ll fix it).
Yesterday an innocent 7 year old girl was caught in the cross fires of a shoot out in a parking lot of a local Westside shopping center. She was sitting in the car with her family waiting on her mother to get off work. One minute she was alive. The next minute she was lifeless. Her name is Heydi. I have a 7 year old granddaughter and this could have easily been her. This could have been you too. Read more and see the pictures of the suspected thugs here: Heydi’s killers
On Friday a woman was in line at the McDonald’s on Baymeadows and was shot in her car. See more here: McDonald’s drive thru murder Can you imagine sitting in line at a McDonald’s and either witnessing such horror or being a victim of it?
Then last night at 11:30 a woman was driving down the road on the Eastside of Jacksonville and was shot. Read: Shot while driving
And let us not forget that shoot out in downtown Jacksonville a month ago. Just a few blocks from JSO headquarters. Shoot out in downtown Jacksonville
We have a problem friends. A big one.
We need community involvement too and we can’t leave it up to our leaders to do it all. Certainly a neighborhood prayer group would be wonderful. Maybe you – reading this post – might want to start one?
Time to take back our streets and make it safe for every one. No matter the neighborhood. Because all neighborhoods matter. Crime was on the Westside, East Side, Downtown and the Baymeadows area. No neighborhood is exempt.
Mayor Curry & Sheriff Williams – we await your leadership too. Leadership is tough and we expect you to be tough leaders and take this issue on now. The bad guys are winning and our children are losing.