For decades, the Hughes Family Tribute Center has celebrated the lives of victims of violent crime.
The number of violent crimes in the United States has fallen to its lowest level since the 1970s.
The name Edmond St. Claire and the names of other victims of murder should never be forgotten. We talk about change but what steps toward creating substantial and impactful measures to bring an end to youth violence are being taken?
In respect to gun ownership, we fall off the chart in every standard-setting category for a modern society. Our civilians pay the price as our laws empower the criminals. How long must we bury our heads in the sand and deny ourselves the decency of a 21st-century civil society?
"Because it's such an unusual thing, no one would ever expect something like that to occur," she said. "They may be walking
Most of the angels on this tree represent loved ones who have been suddenly, tragically and cruelly taken away from us -- they are victims of violent crimes.
As a society, what kind of message are we sending when we say it is okay to stand by and not make a call when someone is being brutally victimized over and over again?
Non-violent drug offenders who are locked up are pawns in urban political gamesmanship. Nobody talks about them. There's no political will to look at it. There's no political capital in it. It's a no-winner.