Stand up Bridgeport and don’t you dare sit down again!

Guns have invaded our city and now the idiots holding them are using them to shoot in broad daylight and place our children at risk, for just BEING HERE. Not at night, not after a soon-to-be-established curfew.

During the day. In broad daylight. Crossing the street.

Like the three-year-old girl who was shot yesterday on Maplewood Avenue in Bridgeport.

Our babies! Can you believe it?

They’re shooting our babies!

Fourteen-year-old Justin Thompson was shot in January. People shouted, rallied and got angry. But alas as usual, the dust settled.

We can’t let that happen again.

Bridgeport, stand up! And don’t you, don’t I, don’t WE, dare sit down again! Let’s kick up a dust storm and not let the dust settle until WE take back our city!

What are you going to do to stop the violence and shootings once and for all?

Keila Torres Ocasio