“Little kids are victims of mindless gun violence,” she wrote. ” … I sit again and I’ve to flee from what I see and listen to day-after-day. Once I do; I come to the identical conclusion … we’re in a state of chaos.”
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett described “the madness” of gun violence within the metropolis and nationwide.
“Sandra Parks … went into her bed room. She by no means got here out alive,” Barrett stated at a information convention. “Tragically, her loss of life was brought on by somebody who simply determined they had been going to shoot bullets into her home and she or he’s useless.”
‘My child was not violent’
“Our first fact is that we should begin caring about one another,” she wrote. “We should be empathetic and attempt to stroll in one another’s footwear. … We will overcome, once we love ourselves and the folks round us. Then, we grow to be our brothers keeper.”
Dozens of individuals gathered for a vigil outdoors Sandra’s house Tuesday night time. They held up a plaque along with her essay on it as they mirrored on her calls in opposition to violence.
Her mom, Bernice Parks, stated her daughter continually spoke out in opposition to violence. “My child was not violent. My child didn’t like violence,” she stated.
“All you hear about is someone dying or someone getting shot and other people don’t simply take into consideration whose father or son or granddaughter or grandson who it was that was simply killed,” she stated.