Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space

"A community’s physical form, rather than its land uses, is its most intrinsic and enduring characteristic." [Katz, EPA] This blog focuses on place and placemaking and all that makes it work--historic preservation, urban design, transportation, asset-based community development, arts & cultural development, commercial district revitalization, tourism & destination development, and quality of life advocacy--along with doses of civic engagement and good governance watchdogging.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Quote of the day: wanton death and political inaction | Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo

In the aftermath of the high school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas, which killed 10 and wounded 13, Houston police chief Art Acevedo wrote a Facebook post lamenting political inaction:
“This isn’t a time for prayers, and study and inaction, it’s a time for prayers, action and the asking of God’s forgiveness for our inaction — especially the elected officials that ran to the cameras today, acted in a solemn manner, called for prayers, and will once again do absolutely nothing,” Acevedo wrote Friday on Facebook.

Acevedo wrote that God “hasn’t instructed me to believe that gun-rights are bestowed by him,” and asked people not to write “anything about guns aren’t the problem and there’s little we can do.”
From the Austin American-Statesman article, "SANTA FE SHOOTING: Chief Acevedo says elected officials should ask God’s forgiveness for their inaction."

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