Hadiya Pendleton RIP.

Who cares about a young African-American girl in a Chicago ghetto?  Why is her death so important in the media?   Kids in those neighborhoods are killed like ducks in a carnival shooting gallery.


Why should we care?  Because this poor kid did nothing wrong!  An honor student, who had been at the inauguration of our President a week earlier.

But bullets lack brains, both the lead projectile and sometimes the human squeezing the trigger.  If a gang member is killed, you understand, you play you pay.

A sad lesson of this is life doesn’t have a timetable.  Every day is a new day and a blessing, because it is not a guarantee.  Wouldn’t it be nice though, if some loser didn’t have to help Hadiya along?  We need to nurture smarts like hers, not bury it.


About tucsonmike

I am originally from Brooklyn, New York and now live in Tucson, Arizona. I have discovered a passion for writing. I have five books out now, with a sixth on the way. Take a look @ my book list: The Search for Livingstone An Affair of the Heart The Search for Otzi Griffith Justice in Space. Moriarty The Life and Times of a Criminal Genius Available now on Smashwords - Amazon and Barnes and Noble As to not bore my public with just "Buy my book," I am also interested in baseball, the outdoors, art, architecture, technology, the human mind and DNA. I learned Ashkenazi Jews, of which I am one, have to lowest rate of Alzheimer's in the world. Therefore, I treat my brain as a muscle needing a workout. I enjoy good food, flirtation, beautiful women (I am happily married for thirty years), so just flirting ;) I was considered autistic when I was young, trying to figure out if I have a mild form of Aspergers and learning from that. That is for future posts. You can also see I love history. Enjoy my sarcastic silly look at the world, and making History more interesting than a textbook.
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2 Responses to Hadiya Pendleton RIP.

  1. Our national disgrace … Such a tragedy!!!

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