2003-04-05 / Community

Dinkins & D.A. ‘Say No to Violence’

By Brian Magoolaghan
Dinkins & D.A. 'Say No to Violence'

Dinkins & D.A. 'Say No to Violence'
By Brian Magoolaghan

Former New York City Mayor David Dinkins visited Far Rockaway High School recently, along with Queens District Attorney Richard Brown, in support of "Say No to Violence Week." Dinkins and Brown posed for photos on the school's front steps, surrounded by students, teachers, and other representatives.Former New York City Mayor David Dinkins visited Far Rockaway High School recently, along with Queens District Attorney Richard Brown, in support of "Say No to Violence Week." Dinkins and Brown posed for photos on the school's front steps, surrounded by students, teachers, and other representatives.

 


Dinkins, center, Brown, third from right, and FRHS Principal Cheryll Jones, right, pose with school security guards, and others.Dinkins, center, Brown, third from right, and FRHS Principal Cheryll Jones, right, pose with school security guards, and others.
Shakima Worrell, a FRHS student shared a lighter moment with the former mayor as he recalled selling shopping bags on street corners in NYC. He said he bought three for a nickel, and sold them at two cents apiece. Worrell, left, with Dinkins, center, and Brown, right.Shakima Worrell, a FRHS student shared a lighter moment with the former mayor as he recalled selling shopping bags on street corners in NYC. He said he bought three for a nickel, and sold them at two cents apiece. Worrell, left, with Dinkins, center, and Brown, right.

Dinkins started by reading a poem to the auditorium audience, and then asked students what its meaning was. James Reed, shown here, flashing the peace sign, shared his thoughts.Dinkins started by reading a poem to the auditorium audience, and then asked students what its meaning was. James Reed, shown here, flashing the peace sign, shared his thoughts.
Worrell looks on as Dinkins talks to the group about violence. Repeating a familiar quotation, he said, "An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth will leave us all blind and toothless."Worrell looks on as Dinkins talks to the group about violence. Repeating a familiar quotation, he said, "An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth will leave us all blind and toothless."

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