On Wednesday night, hundreds of people gathered in front of the Boulder County Courthouse for a vigil to honor the 10 lives lost on Monday during the mass shooting.
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People lit candles as they listened to live musical performances and speakers. Boulder resident Elise Nardi introduced Michele Weiner-Davis, a Boulder author and therapist, and Chris Meschuk, Boulder’s interim city manager who also addressed the crowd.
Afterward, community members were asked to share thoughts and feelings. Marcus Bright with Boulder Valley Mutual Aid spoke about coming back home to Boulder after spending just last Saturday night in Denver at another vigil for another group of relatives struggling with the pain, and trauma of violence.
Marcus Bright shared their personal worries as a Black person that every shooting and every confrontation with violence will be used as an excuse to increase policing, “We will simply think that adding more cops we will prevent that from happening.”
Bright said the most important thing we can do is to create a community where these kinds of acts of violence cannot happen again.