July 8, 2022

ITT Sound Off: Institutional Trauma

Maria and Julio reflect on the mass shooting in Highland Park, Illinois, that killed at least seven people. They also get into the police killing of 25-year-old Jayland Walker, in Akron, Ohio. And, they remember the 53 migrants who died after a tractor-trailer crash in San Antonio, Texas.

This episode was mixed by Rosana Cabán.

ITT Staff Picks:

  • “I was sure that pundits, writers, the media and our political leaders would note that many of the parade attendees came from the neighboring Latino community, that the population of Highland Park itself is half Jewish…But that’s not what I saw,” writes Elad Nehorai, who grew up in Highland Park, in this piece for Forward.

  • In this piece for The New Republic, Maya Wiley writes about the difference in media narratives and police response toward Jayland Walker compared to the 21-year-old Highland Park shooter.

  • Kimberly Rocío López writes about how the Guatemalan village of Tzucubal is mourning two of their children, Pascual Melvin Guachiac Sipac, age 13, and Juan Wilmer Tulul Tepaz, age 14, who died in a tractor-trailer crash in San Antonio, Texas in this piece for Plaza Pública.

Photo credit: AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh