This is the 3rd statement Cure Violence Global has made on mass shootings in one week.
Again, and importantly, the Cure Violence Global team mourns those killed, injured, and traumatized recently at the Walmart in Chesapeake. Our hearts go out to everyone affected by this tragedy.
Each of these mass shooting events of the past ten days are unacceptable, as are all mass shootings and other acts of violence. These violent events are not normal. Cure Violence Global condemns all of the mass shootings, as well as the violence in communities, in homes, in institutions, and everywhere else.
Acts of violence are part of a larger epidemic of violence and hate in the United States. Violence is a societal emergency, a public health crisis that affects all of us, and we must take measures to stop the spread.
Cure Violence Global calls on the leaders at every level of government in the United States, to enact policies that can more urgently, aggressively, and effectively detect and interrupt acts of violence and hate. We also call on leaders of social service and health organizations, public health departments, and every person across the country to play a more active role in addressing the root causes of violence and hate.