It is with a heavy heart that I write this letter. I was saddened to hear of the gun violence that occurred in the Kingman Park Community this past week. I am grateful to God that no one was killed during this incident. Until this incident, D.C. Soundstage has been a good community partner to our up and coming community. We cannot let this incident dictate the outcome of future development in our community.
However, it cannot be ignored either. I will work with DC Soundstage management, DC ABC Board and the Metropolitan Police Department to ensure DC Soundstage use better security measures and comply with the expectations of the Kingman Park Community. Once we have determined what these measures and expectations should be, we can discuss this issue as a community and determine the best way to move forward.
Gun violence and other crimes in our community must stop! But we all have a responsibility to stop crime. If you see something suspicious, call the police at 911 right away. They are very responsive. If you have children who are getting into trouble, take steps to make sure they are supervised. If you have a neighbor who needs help, lend them a hand. Only together can we ensure a safe community.
Let us pray for the victims and their recovery.
This incident will not and cannot define the Kingman Park Community.
How do you feel about this issue? Write a comment below, send me an email or call me.
Lisa White, ANC Commissioner SMD 7D01 Kingman Park