Council Member Mark-Viverito’s Car Hit by Stray Bullet
Yesterday, the Daily News published an article, which revealed that Council Member Melissa Mark-Viverito’s car was hit by a stray bullet during a shooting in September. The bullet was recently found lodged in her tail light. The article highlights the work of the Task Force and helps build anticipation for this Thursday’s release of our platform.
Although the incident I was unknowingly involved in, in retrospect, was truly scary, unnerving, and extremely unfortunate, it is in no way a reflection of our youth or who we are as a community. To me it is indicative of a greater challenge before us. That young man, out on the street at 10:30 pm, carrying a gun and aiming to shoot someone, was surely let down by many people along the way, and that saddens me. It is an “all hands on deck” moment for our community and our city. We all have a role to play, and that is the message of the Youth Violence Task Force. We can’t stand idly by while we are losing a generation of our youth.