Monday, August 22, 2016

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On June 25, 1996, Bill Griffin, age twenty-six, was ambushed in a drive-by shooting and became one of more than 350 young black men who are killed in street violence each year in our nation's capital. Black-on-black murders in Washington, D.C., have become so common that Griffin's death was newsworthy only because he was the last of his mother's four children to be murdered before the age of thirty. 

- From The Triumphs of Joseph: How Today's Community Healers Are Reviving Our Streets and Neighborhoods by Robert L. Woodson, Sr.


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