Keeping Stereotypes Alive
Instead he takes the opportunity to highlight the unfortunate shooting of a Chester girl.
“We have very little opportunities for young people in Chester, and when we do have something happening, they are put in the line of fire,” he said, referring to an incident last week when a young girl was shot in the foot while walking home from a dance hosted at the YWCA.
The gunshot victim hobbled up to the microphone Monday in a large boot next to Kirkland, who described her as a “symbol of hope.”
“Hope was almost destroyed. We’re looking for a way to keep hope alive.”
In this instance it was Kirkland who shot himself (and Chester) in the foot. But then he's always doing that.
UPDATE: In the meantime, county and Chester officials are doing their best to make the development deal, stadium and pro soccer team a reality.