Inside an American Legion hall, angry moms asked for better security four days after a killing in their neighborhood. They also sought help with cramped living conditions during agonizingly slow renovations. Across town, artists gathered in Maryland Hall to celebrate the opening of an exhibit inspired by death. And at a community rec center, a group of interns relaunched a program aimed at helping their community deal with violence. These three gatherings in Annapolis on Thursday night might seem like unrelated events linked by a coincidence of calendar. But they also were tied by the thread of gun violence, by people striving for change. I followed that thread in hopes of finding some meaning. Here’s what I found.
Anger, aftermath and hope: Following threads of violence in Annapolis
February 1, 2023