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Updated: August 27, 2013 6:12AM
Keep the focus on Gary
In a Post-Tribune article on Sunday, July 21, Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson talks about how wrong she felt the George Zimmerman verdict was in the Trayvon Martin case. She protested with a group of 75 people in Hammond.
My question is, why bother protesting? Does Freeman-Wilson realize that her own city of Gary has murders almost every week? One would think she would have enough to worry about in her own backyard, instead of “protesting” a verdict in a Florida trial that is legal, binding and final.
Does Freeman-Wilson find the many dozens of murders of young people less distasteful in Gary than the one in Florida?
Instead of grandstanding for public relations, Freeman-Wilson could use her power as mayor to effect change in Gary, starting with increased police patrols, and police walking the beat, which would help curb crime dramatically.
Freeman-Wilson should stay focused on her own city and remember that charity begins at home.