Shanice Mitchell

Shanice Mitchell

In Jamaica we have a lot of violence. The violence affects me and my community. I'd like no violence in my community and no violence in Jamaica. I just want it to end.
One time me and my friends were playing and a man came with a gun. He shot at us and we had to bend down because if we didn't do that the bullet might have hit us. Although I haven't been shot yet, I think one day I might be.
I know a girl whose uncle was shot dead. The man who killed him was also shot dead shortly after that. And my cousin's father was killed. When someone is killed I always think that it is someone's father or mother or brother or sister who is dead. Someone will be crying because their loved one is dead.
I think to make this stop people have to talk to the gunmen, talk to the people who are stabbing, talk to the people who have the weapons. They need to tell them to stop doing things to other people, because someday it could happen to them. I'd like all the violence to stop and that way we could all live in peace.

(World Around Unit 8 Page 92)

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