Gun Violence

This Photo Of 8 Year Old Jada Page’s Mom Lying On Her Grave Should Wake Us All Up About Gun Violence

Jada Page was a typical happy-go-lucky eight year old living life in Miami.

But in late August, she was gunned down in her front yard.

Her father was also shot in the incident and the perpetrators are still on the loose, with little information for the police to go on.

It was a massive local news story in South Florida but her death has since faded into the background.

But this photo might change things a bit.

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The heartbreaking photo shows Jada’s mother, Dominique Brown lying on her daughter’s grave in a near fetal position. The agony on her face only blocked due to the angle.

The photo was posted on Facebook this morning by anti-gun violence activist Tangela Sears.

“Amazing how our Community is quick to switch the subject after a Police shooting in another State,” Sears said in the Facebook post. “I live in Miami and our kids are not being killed by the police, but we seem to be outraged by police shootings.”

Jada’s killers are still on the loose.

She was murdered.

She was eight.

What is this community going to do about it?

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Photo Credit: Tangela Sears

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