[UPDATED] City Leaders React to the Connecticut School Shooting


Slay has released a statement on the mass shooting at a Connecticut school - IMAGE VIA
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St. Louis City Mayor Francis Slay just posted the following statement on Facebook in reference to the horrific mass shooting today at a school in Newtown, Connecticut:

Our city's prayers are with the children of Sandy Hook Elementary.

I read the terrible news while sitting through interviews after which the Police Board will select a new police chief. We will expect a great deal from the new chief. However, we will not be able to give that person every possible tool to reduce violent crime.

He continued:

"The Missouri state constitution keeps cities like Clayton, U City, or ours from enacting laws aimed at reducing the number of handguns in our communities."

I wrote this sentence in my blog in June 2008. It is still true".

Meanwhile, Lewis Reed, President of the Board of Aldermen, e-mailed this statement to Daily RFT:

"As a father of four, I am deeply troubled by the tragedy in Newtown, CT.  I am praying for the victims' families and the entire Newtown community.  Tonight, my wife and I will do our best to help our children understand and process this horrible event.  I encourage other parents to do the same."

We may add more reactions from local politicians as they roll in.

In the meantime, speaking of Facebook, clearly not everyone has heard of this tragedy yet. Get on there and see for yourself.

What could possibly be more cringey, on a day when 20 small and innocent children were senselessly gunned down, than seeing someone posting about how they dropped a brownie on the ground but still ate it?

May justice be served. 


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