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Last week, Adena Ishii, a senior student at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, was mugged in the street close to where she lives. A bystander saw what was happening and did little to help. In an Opinionator piece published today, Ishii argues that we need to come together as a community to prevent this sort of almost casual violence from happening.

“If we all were a stronger community, helped those who wanted and needed our helped, watched all of our community’s children, taught those kids right from wrong, and provided loving, safe, healthy environments for them to grow up in, maybe this wouldn’t have happened,” she writes.

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