New York City must come together to Heal. The pointless murders of Officers Ramos and Liu show us that words do matter. They also serve to remind New Yorkers that every day, the NYPD and FDNY put their lives on the line to protect all New Yorkers – a lesson we seem to have forgetten since 9/11.
The current divisiveness between politicians, the police and residents must somehow be dialed back. Dante de Blasio can again play a role in helping. My letter to Dante asking him to join with me as teenagers to show the adults that people with different ideas can engage in civil dialogue. See the pdf of my letter here.Read More