Today at Perry Hall High School there has been a shooting on the very first day of school. There have been that the incident was an isolated incident between two students have had previous issues with each other due to potential bullying issues. There have also been reports there were reported threats made on facebook before hand about the potential implications of the day. The two students involved in the incident are one 17 year old male who was shot but is alive and currently receiving medical treatment, and one 15-year old boy who is in custody as the suspected shooter. This is truly a sad day for America because this yet another terrible incident involving our youth and violence. This is an alarming trend that truly must be dealt with because it makes our learning institutions unsafe and puts our entire future as a nation in dire jeopardy for future progression. I pray for the physical and mental safety and well being of the kids a perry hall high school and to all young students around America.
Below is an article that details the events through the day and the updates of student conditions.
So I read an article from the Huffington post in regards to the case of Howard Morgan, a black police officer(Detective) who was shot 28 times after being pulled over by four white officers in Burlington Illinois outside of Chicago. Morgan was driving the wrong way down a one way street while working off duty as a detective for a local railroad when he was pulled over by four white in which a reported altercation ensued where Morgan allegedly opened fired his weapon wen officers tried to arrest him which resulted in the four officers shooting him 28 times. Morgan strangely survived the hail of gun fire, BUT he was brought on several different charges including attempted murder of the four white officer that arrested him. Morgan went to trial and was found not guilty on some of the lesser charges against him, yet he is still up for trial on the charges of attempted murder. There is also clear instances of blatant evidence tampering on the part of the Chicago Police department which is unfortunate because the evidence could have possibly shed more light on to hat really happened and maybe prove Morgan’s innocence. Morgan goes to trial later this year and could face up to 80 years in prison if found guilty. This case blew me away because this is a case of of Cop on Cop violence that to me is another clear case of racial prejudice and assault. It’s hard to really put this case into words because it’s just way to many variables, but one questions stands out to me…how do you shot a cop 28 times and then bring him up on attempted murder charges??? It’s hard to understand this world sometimes and this country we call America but WOOOOOOOW COME ON DUDE!!! Below is a link to the article written in the Huffington post providing more details about the case. And sign the petition on change.org to drop the charges on Howard Morgan.
March 26th, 2012 Detroit Marched Down to Hart plaza and rocked our Hoodies in support for Trayvon Martin and the fight for Justice. I hit the crowd and asked the people their take on the movement for justice and the fight for peace and equality in America, as well as what they hoped the rally and other similar movements around the country would achieve.
The above link is a 911 phone call made by the owner of the home in which George Zimmerman and Trayvon had an altercation and Trayvon was subsequently shot and killed. This is very chilling phone call where you can hear cries for help in the background and the ominous gunshot.
Trayvon Martin…This story just came to my attention yesterday and I had minimal information to go on so I can properly address the situation. So I found an article describing the tragic and beyond unfortunate detail and circumstances surrounding this young man’s death. Now I was not on hand at the scene so In essence I do not know exactly what happened but the article from the huffington post was unbiased and just talked about the reported facts of the case. before I explain my thoughts on this issue let me summarize the information in the article. Trayvon Martin was a 17 year old High School student who lived in Miami FL with his mother, but was visiting his father and stepmother in Sanford, A GATED Florida suburb, during the NBA All-Star Game weekend. During the half time of the game Trayvon went to a local store to get some candy for his younger brother when on his way back he was spotted walking by 26 year old “self appointed neighborhood watch captain” George Zimmerman followed alongside Trayvon in his car and called the police because he said he looked “Suspicious.” Somewhere after the phone call to the police a supposed argument ensued resulting in Zimmerman Shooting Martin, leaving the 17 YEAR OLD BOY dead. Zimmerman has yet to be arrested or brought up on any charges and still walks the streets as a free man….
SO I am confused about quite a few things in this case and quite a few details are unfortunately pointing towards a prejudicial and stereotypical view of a young black man in a gated suburban community but someone who was in a made up position of power and authority. Unfortunately in this particular case an apology won’t suffice because a young’s man life is gone, and a apology is not going to bring him back. The truly sad part is that no one will ever know what was said or done between the two to cause from Zimmerman to pull out a gun and fire on a 17 year old boy even after calling the police. I’m not trying to play the race card here…BUT there is no other cards to play according to the facts presented. Below is a link to the Huffington Post article with all of the information.