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Saturday, April 4, 2009

NYS Communist Party expresses condolences victims of shooting

The New York State Communist Party expresses our most profound sympathy to the victims of the horrible shooting that occurred yesterday in Binghamton, New York. We extend our deepest condolences to the family, friends and loved ones, who are now grappling with the tasks of picking up the pieces and trying to make sense of a senseless tragedy.

We are concerned at the rise of mass shootings in our country. In 2007, the Virginia Tech shooting happened. There were three separate shootings in 2008 alone, and in March a series of shootings in Alabama claimed 11 people’s lives.

What is wrong with our society that gives rise to such horrific, senseless acts of violence?

While the facts are still trickling in, it will be important to understand why such a rampage occurred in order to prevent any further such tragedies.

Our thoughts are with the victims and their families.

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