Garrett County NAACP unites with Allegany County NAACP Branch 7007 and Washington County NAACP Branch 7030 in offering our condolences to Saiquan Jenkins’ family, friends and community.
Rest in peace, #3
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“Allegany NAACP 7007 sends our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Saiquan Jenkins as well as to the entire Fort Hill High School – Cumberland, MD Community. A loss such as this is incomprehensible and painful beyond words. We stand with that community in seeking justice for Saiquan and repair and restoration to the community.
We ask that the community remember that justice, repair and restoration include remembering Saiquan properly, mourning and grieving for the devastation of his loss and feeling rightfully angry over it. We would also ask that folks remember that justice, repair and restoration involve making the community as close to whole again as possible and that cannot happen without patience, love and understanding. We ask that all community members do our best to withhold judgement, avoid unsubstantiated rumor spreading and refrain from making comments about anyone involved with this horrible tragedy.
We ask that this resilient community come together in seeking real justice and not rush toward revenge-based punishment. We are a community that mourns together, that grieves together, that cries together and will only ever be able to heal together.”