“… It’s described through shrieks of pain from a devastated mother. The sleeplessness of a left-behind sister. The look of blank stares, unexplained anger, bed wetting and acting out. The lack of innocence in a person too young to lose it. The numbness. The hopelessness. The balancing act of not grieving for too long, but not letting go too soon.
The maneuvering of what some refer to as concrete jungles.
The trauma is weighing so many in Montgomery down…”
“Too young to die” — excerpted above — is a package of stories from Krista Johnson and her colleagues at the Montgomery Advertiser that seeks to explain the toll that gun violence has taken on the community’s children, their families and friends, their schools and the city’s psyche.