Atlantic City Stands Up Against Hate For Pittsburgh Shooting Victims
By Melanie Zayas, SNJ Today Reporter
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -
Council members and rabbis of local synagogues gathered at City Hall on Tuesday, October 30th, to express their condolences for the 11 victims.
A recurring message — hate has no home here.
“We stand here today in a moment of prayer and spiritual reflection to remember and recite the names of the victims of this heinous attack," said Third Ward Council Member, Kaleem Shabazz. "We stand here today as we did a short time ago, to mourn the victims of hate and violence at a church in South Carolina."
Atlantic City Mayor Frank Gilliam also showed support by voicing his concern over the matter at heart.
“The social ills of our world right now is simply happening because we have forgotten one fundamental thing and that s to love each other no matter what race, creed or color that we may find ourselves in,” said Gilliam.
Atlantic City Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner expressed how the community gathering helps area residents become more aware of potential and imminent danger.
“Unfortunately, sometimes tragedies happen but what they don t understand is and sometimes is that they are told that there are plans for other types of tragedies that in my office deal with a daily basis,” said Tyner.