Could it happen here? Of course, the answer’s yes. Orlando is like places across America: diverse, free, lively, striving — and always vulnerable to the unpredictable and the horrible.
Worcester — like Orlando, Newtown, San Bernardino, Charleston, indeed any community — is filled with good people, but also those who tilt toward unstable, enraged or misguided, and could become dangerous. And it has its share of guns, not all of which belong to good people.
For two months last spring and summer, though, our city brought out an unusual weapon: the power of listening.
It needs to stay sharp. The city should revive the community dialogues on race, and make them a regular event.
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