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Nassau County Human Rights Commission holds Vigil for Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Florida Parkland shooting victims
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MINEOLA, NY (TIP): Human Rights Commission of Nassau County organized, February 20th, a vigil for the victims of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Parkland, Florida.
Nassau County Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder assured residents of police vigilance to ward off any attack on a school
County Executive Laura Curran, Police
Commissioner Patrick Ryder, Legislator John Ferretti, Legislator Rose
Walker, Legislator Ellen Birnbaum, Legislator Kevan Abrahams, Legislator
Rich Nicolello, Legislator Vincent Muscarella, NCHR Commissioners,
Executive Director Rodney Mcrae attended, besides Community Political,
Religious leaders, and the media.
About a dozen school kids held placards which said schools should be safer for children.
Speakers described the shooting as one
of the worst shootings in recent years which took away 17 young lives.
In one voice they said there was need to have stricter gun control laws
if such tragedies were to be averted in future. Speakers suggested
background checks, mental health checks, and keeping dangerous guns off
the reach of everyone.
NCHRC Chairman Bobby Kalotee said the outdated gun control laws need to be looked in to make schools and neighborhoods safe.
Prayers were offered prior to address by speakers. Dr. Bobby Kalotee, Chairman of NCHRC conducted the meeting.