Seventeen years ago Jacqueline Washington lost a child to gun violence. Years later, her family continues to work to urge the community to stop using guns to hurt one another.
It was a night filled with tears and hugs amid unbearable pain. As the community gathered at the Northwest Baptist Church to see Aaron Vu for the last time, there were the expected cries of why. Why was this 10-year old boy gunned down a little more than a week ago?
Fourth of July is all about barbecues, picnics, family time and of course fireworks. It is not the time, however, to bring out a gun and fire it in the air to celebrate.
“Do whatever you do for fun…but don’t use a gun.” This is the advice Miami Police Chief Manny Orosa offers to those celebrating this Fourth of July.