Mother holds memorial at spot where she found her son

Roxzyanna Edwards untangles balloons before the start of a memorial service on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019, at the spot where she found her son, Sentonio Cox, Sunday morning lying face down murdered in a vacant lot in the 7300 block of Vermont Avenue. Photo by J.B. Forbes,

Regarding “‘Don’t take your precious time for granted,’ mother of slain St. Louis teen tells mourners” (Aug. 29): As I was reading the article, I noted the photo of Antonio Cox grieving the loss of his twin brother, Sentonio.

How are lawmakers in Missouri and Washington sleeping at night? I wonder if these two scenarios might urge them to action: If the victim was a member of their own family, and if the 12-plus children shot in St. Louis were white and lived in the suburbs, or Sullivan, or Festus or Eureka?

I am tired of reading the paper and watching the news and crying. Somebody do something. Start somewhere. Please.

B. Gail Foster • St. Louis