Statement of Mayor Thomas M. Menino regarding today's verdict in Suffolk Superior Court
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For Immediate Release
March 22, 2012
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Mayor's Office
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“The verdict today in the emotional trial of Edward Washington and Dwayne Moore is difficult for the families and all of those that knew and loved the victims.  It is hard to accept decisions like the one handed down today.  The fact a young child was one of the victims makes it even more tragic.  My heart goes out to all of those who are mourning once again and who have not yet found the justice they seek for their loved ones.   I have no doubt that the efforts of our Boston Police Detectives, and the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office will not be deterred in their search for justice for these families.  

“I am most concerned now about the neighborhood and families of those involved in this case.  I encourage all those who are grieving to seek the guidance of trusted friends or spiritual advisors and not act on raw emotion during this difficult time.   Our city needs to heal. We need to be good to one another and take care of our neighbors to stop the cycle of violence and prevent another tragedy like this heinous one that occurred in 2010.

“I have asked our human service agencies to be visible and available to all members of the community by walking the neighborhood today and throughout the weekend.   It is our resilience in the face of tragedy that makes Boston what it is and I have confidence in our city to come together during this difficult time.”




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