A moving TribLIVE editorial lists all the ways the Pittsburgh community came together to help, even in the face of extreme hatred and cruelty.
The editorial offers a unique perspective on the strength of “the people who were there to help,” in the aftermath of the synagogue shooting.
Laurel: To the people who were there to help. There is nothing more that we can say. Pittsburgh police rushed into danger with the only goal being the safety of the community. Six officers were injured in the course of that. But they aren’t the only ones who were part of it…
Laurel: To the people who did their jobs, no matter how hard they were. The emotion in the voices and manner of Pittsburgh officials as they spoke to the world showed that, no matter how professional they were, the tragedy rocked them.
Laurel: To the people who held each other while they grieved. The community of Squirrel Hill and the concentric circles of neighborhoods moving outward through southwestern Pennsylvania showed that if there is anything stronger than steel, it’s the clasped hands and locked arms of neighbors in a time of need.