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Ambassador of Compassion

May 21, 2008 6:34 am by

AP writer Kristen Geineau recently penned a piece on Alicia Rasin that ran in papers across North America, including Canada’s CANOE, the Santa Fe New Mexican, and the San Francisco Gate.

more than 20 years, she has voluntarily rushed to homicide scenes throughout Richmond to comfort the grieving. It’s a monstrous task; except for the past few years, Richmond’s homicide rate typically has ranked among the highest in the nation. She organizes candlelight vigils for the dead, arranges their funerals, helps the families they’ve left behind cope with the pain. Sometimes, people call her to homicide scenes before they call the cops.


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