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In the past week, another shocking wave of violence has devastated America – and we must refuse to accept this as “the new normal.” In Pittsburgh, 11 Jewish people were murdered in a place of worship. In Kentucky, two African-Americans were shot at a grocery store. And across the nation, pipe bombs were mailed that targeted people for their political beliefs.
All these incidents have one thing in common: hate.
William Martinez, 11, left, is hugged by his mother Jenny Martinez during a rally outside of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Friday, May 19, 2017, in Miramar, Fla. Members of the immigrant community protested against what they call "silent raids," with undocumented immigrants being arrested when they report to immigration offices for routine appointments. Martinez came to the U.S. with her son from El Salvador, and is hoping to apply for asylum due to domestic violence she suffered in El Salvador. She fears being deported. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
People comfort each other as they stand near the scene Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in Thousand Oaks, Calif., where a gunman opened fire Wednesday inside a country dance bar crowded with hundreds of people on "college night," wounding multiple people including a deputy who rushed to the scene. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)