‘It’s Everybody’s Problem’: Parents of DC Gun Violence Victims Call for Action

DeShola Dawkins’ son was shot and killed in Southeast D.C. eight years ago, but the memory is still vivid in her mind.  “It was like a knot in my stomach, like somebody punched me in my stomach as hard as they could and tore my heart out, all at the same time,†she recently recalled.  Timothy Dawkins was a 24-year-old…