Many irreplaceable people were lost this year. You can never have a comprehensive list of people, but I chose a few folks that inspired me the most:
Coretta Scott King
Over 900 members of the Armed Forces
Casha'e Rivers - a 5-year old girl in Philadelphia caught in the crossfire of drug dealers (link).
Dorwin Robinson - killed for being in the wrong place at the wrong time in Oak Cliff (link). Dorwin died the same day he found his first job. This crime is still unsolved. Read the comments to my post about Dorwin to get a sense that nothing has changed in that neighborhood in the months after his death.
The young mother that was killed in February at Lancaster-Kiest Shopping Center while trying to rescue family members from a boy with a gun inside of Cici's Pizza (link).
The people that I mentioned inspire me to keep fighting to better this City. I choose to honor their memories, and to never fold in the face of corruption, cowardice, and negligence by many parties that ignore what is happening in Dallas.
Let's take a moment to reflect on all of the people that passed on in 2006.