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When thinking about the June 20 murder of Lesandro “Junior” Guzman-Feliz and its impact on his family and the Bronx community, it is important to acknowledge the tragic loss of life and that there are untold consequences associated with this tragedy. A life was cut short.
And while we hold this young man’s name and memory in our minds, we must acknowledge the root of this violence. We must explore the disparities in access to mental health treatment in communities of color.
Like other New Yorkers, I was horrified by the violent murder of 15-year old Guzman-Feliz at the hands of other young people in his community. The death of anyone is a tragedy, but it hits close to home for many of us when it’s a child…
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