December 29, 2015 admin

Pray for the termination of gun violence and drug abuse in the United States

  • In Manchester, New Hampshire, the police department says it has witnessed some of the worst effects of the state’s heroin epidemic, with 75 overdose deaths so far this year. There have been more than 2,000 heroin incidents this year within the state so far this year. The state’s Office of the Chief Medical Examiner expects more than 400 deaths in 2015 across the state, double the number from 2013.
  • On December 21st, a grand jury has decided no felony crime was committed by the sheriff’s office or jailers in the treatment of Sandra Bland, a black woman who died in a south-east Texas county jail last summer.
    • Similarly on December 28th, a grand jury issued no indictment on a Chicago police officer who shot and killed Tamir Rice, a 12-year old African-American boy
  • According to the Washington Post, the police shot and killed 975 people in 2015 in the United States.