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Guest Opinion | Councilmember Tyron Hampton: Join Arms Across Pasadena

Published on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 | 10:50 am

Iran Moreno and his peers are all our children. With the loss of Iran’s life, Pasadena has lost one of its own. It is with extreme sadness that we mourn the loss of Iran due to an act of hatred and a disregard for life. At this time, I call on our community to join arms across Pasadena and be with one accord. No matter where you live, please look out for our children and your neighbors. My prayers and love go to our neighbors, the Moreno family

Councilmember Tyron Hampton

This loss takes a piece of all of us and it leaves us with a void. Let’s do our best to fill that void with love.

Human life is fragile, priceless, and special. The Moreno family needs our support right now. I pray that we can come together at this time and wrap our arms around them to show love, care, and compassion.

If you know anything at all about how this tragedy occurred, please contact the Pasadena Police Department. Our police department needs the community’s help with solving this horrific crime. I will continue to work with my colleagues on the City Council to bring policies and initiatives that contribute to a positive quality of life by valuing humanity and safety above all else.

We must continue to work to find ways to put a damper on crime throughout our city.

Pasadena, we as residents and neighbors must come together. The greatest thing about Pasadena is its people. Although we may not always agree on the path forward, we do agree that we need to keep moving forward. I also think that we all believe in our hearts that human life is valuable. It is more precious than any of our material possessions. I place the highest value on human life and the preservation of life.

On Monday night, I had the opportunity to talk with some families and young people at a vigil for Iran. The people I talked with wanted to know what they could do to help build a safer community. I shared how important I believe it is to get to know your neighbors. Whether that means taking time to knock on your neighbors’ doors or figuring out what time your neighbors arrive home from work or school, and making it a point to say hello to them, it’s important to get to know one another.

If there are young people on your street, maybe you can walk outside at the time they arrive home from school, perhaps between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m., and greet them from your porch or front yard. Let’s bring safety and community back to the city that so many people would love to call home because of the people who live here.

Tyron Hampton is the Councilmember for Pasadena’s District 1

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