Humanity and change are needed after Lewiston shooting

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Amy Fried is a retired political science professor at the University of Maine. Her views are her own and do not represent those of any group with which she is affiliated.

The terrorism in Israel and war with Hamas has been painful, and then came the horrific mass shootings in our own state. Pretty much everyone in Maine knows or is linked to someone killed or harmed by Robert Card.

What happened in Lewiston didn’t erase our differences, but Mainers shared fear and grief. Person-to-person empathy can be healing, if only after time.

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