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Students on Violence

October 15, 1992

The problem with Wilmington is there's too much violence going on. Recently, a man was stabbed to death and later a man was shot and killed near my house. I feel scared living in Wilmington because I might die.

I think people should get together and stop gangs and drugs. I don't know why people kill each other. We're all equal. No one's better than anyone. My mom says she wants me and my brother to be someone big when we grow up. She says don't let drugs or gangs get in my way. My cousin was killed because of gangs.

Right now Wilmington is just a big disaster. My goal is to become a major league baseball player and be in the Hall of Fame. If I have enough money when I grow up, I will come back and try to make Wilmington a better place to live.

MICHAEL COCKRELL

Wilmington

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