A country that fails to keep its children safe is a failed state / People’s Forum

A vigil for the victims of a mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, on Tuesday, May 24, 2022. Photo: Billy Calzada/The San Antonio Express-News via AP

Marking the 212th mass shooting in the US this year alone, at least 21 people, including 19 children, were killed in a shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, TX. As more details are released around the massacre, people are questioning the role of the police who were present at the school. Customs and Border Protection agents were among the first to respond, and many parents were forced to weigh the risk of deportation when going to see if their child was safe. As massacres continue to take the lives of many, people are coming to the realization that the solution will only come from digging to the root of U.S. violence against its own children. 

People’s Forum, May 27, 2022, https://peoplesforum.org/