MONDAY, JUNE 29, 2015
Its been an extremely difficult week in Charleston since the senseless murder of nine special people at Emanuel AME Church on Calhoun Street in Charleston on June 17, 2015. Any rational person looks at what this man did to the victim's families, church and community as beyond evil. What he didn't realize is that the community took this tragedy and is making a unified statement by all people, black, white, Christian and Jewish against this type of hatred. I may be a little biased but Charleston is a special place to live and our community if not perfect but we sure do try to do the right things, The killer had a warped sense of reality and thought he would start some sort of race war. What he got was completely the opposite. I hope he sits in his small jail cell and knows the utter failure of his plan. The outpouring of support from all over the country has been incredible. I was watching the news last night and a biker group came to town. My first thought was that a motorcycle group spells trouble but it was not the case. The motorcycle group came here to show support for the church and our community.
Last Friday, President Obama, Vice President Biden and other dignitaries came to Charleston for the funeral of Rev / Senator Clemente Pinckney. I watched most of the service that included many speakers. The President's remarks were appropriate and offered a healing tone. Overall I'm proud of my community but hope this never happens again. Good really does need to triumph over evil
Posted 12:58 PM