Gun Violence Is a Symptom of a Devastating Disease

Jack Jose
9 min readJul 11, 2021
stylized wording: victim, shooter, system, poverty, repeat

Several years ago, on a summer workday, I got a call from the father of a student. He had recently gotten custody of his son, who I will call Deon, after Deon’s mother died from a bout with a particularly fast-acting cancer.

He was asking if I could write a statement of character about Deon, who was soon to stand trial for shooting at a classmate of his.

Jack Jose

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