Letter:

July 28, 2017
By

Recent shooting on Mission Hill

This kind of heinous act has become a daily event in our cities and should be expected in a country that makes huge profits from the arms industry here and abroad, where video games that normalize violence for kids are replacing books, where HEALTH AND EDUCATION are taking a backseat to a budget that favors the military-industrial complex.  A country where you have an imbecilic leader as a president and a GOP leadership in both houses that pay lip service to creating jobs, training young people to lead successful lives, fixing the deteriorating infrastructure … and the list goes on. The ONLY thing these elected officials are interested in is protecting the wealth of the 1% and the profits of our corporations.  If you believe otherwise, you must be one of the uninformed and naive voters who elected them.

R.I.P. Andres Cruz and condolences to all the Mission Hill residents who knew and loved him.  You deserved better.

Michel L. Spitzer

Jamaica Plain resident

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