A wave of moral shock, it appears, did not wash over the Brooklyn Democratic Party in the wake of Clarence Norman’s conviction.
At least that seems the right way to read this line from a notice acting party chair Freddie Hamilton sent out announcing the meeting to select Clarence’s replacement:
“While we are all distressed by the tragedy which has befallen our colleague and friend, we need to retain our resolve to insure the future strength and vitality of our Party.”
You have to love the passive voice.
Oh, also: “A light supper will be served.”