We’re up to sixteen

December 16, 2009

That’s right – sixteen shootings since May of this year, who would have ever thought, here in Bermuda? Unfortunately, I can only see things get worse before they get any better, if they get better.  With the Premier set to point fingers every time there’s another shooting I can’t see much being done even with anti-gang experts on the way.   At the moment, it appears the shootings appear to be between rival gangs. It will only be a matter of time before something like this happens in Bermuda – Toronto Boxing Day Shooting.  Only then, I fear, people of this island will stand up united that something needs to be done. 

I went to the Peace March last Friday – what amazed me, was the number of responses along the lines of ‘That’s it!’, ‘Why didn’t more people come out?’ to the Royal Gazette’s article stating close to 100 out for Peace March.  My question to them is – where were you?  Bermudians are quick to point out the increase in violence is unacceptable. However, when it comes to actually doing something about it – most do nothing. If you missed out on last Friday’s Peace March, there is another rally this Friday – here are the details:   

Friday December 18th – Rally for Peace
By Bermuda Youth Peace Builders Network
Par-la-ville Park
With live entertainment by Chewstick, DJ’s and performances.

I suggest all of you that are tired of the increase in violence come out and support Youth Net and the Bermuda Youth Peace Builders Network at this rally.  Show government that this is unacceptable and something actually needs to be DONE, not just discussed and deliberated.


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