Sunday, September 27, 2009

Fenger High School Teen Beaten to Death --On Tape

This is sickening and very graphic. I wish I had answers, but nothing can justify the events that took place on this videotape. The sad part about it, these kids involved will go home to some parent, grandparent, or other adult whose going to aid and abet these kids so that they don't get locked up for the horrific crimes they committed.

I'm tired of marching, singing negro spirituals, and shedding tears. What do we do to take our streets back? When do we stop aiding and abetting these criminals? Being a kid is no excuse for having a lack of humanity. What do we do to force parents to raise their children instead of drinking gin and juice and fucking on their dirty mattresses located in their section 8 apartments all day? I'm tired of the excuse that their parents are away at work while their kids are raising themselves; more times than not this is not the case. I'm tired of people like myself asking questions like these, but not taking action on the shit. When do we stand up and say enough is enough? I have decided that I will be moving out the suburbs and into a neighborhood like this one for personal reasons that have nothing to do with this tragedy. What do I need to do to instigate a change in a community like this one?