Over the weekend the news of 1-year-old Samyah Bailey getting shot in the eye has been everywhere. A young boy had beef with the toddler’s uncle and instead of going after the uncle he nearly murdered a baby. Thankfully the child is still alive but she lost an eye.
Then 18-year-old Tayshana Murphy was shot dead in the head in the hallway of her housing building. These cowards continue to take our future away. She had ambition and drive and they stole her life away.
This reality frustrates the heck out of me. Another young black male has thrown his life a way and taken the innocence of childhood away. This homicidal behavior continues to perpetuate the myth of the violent black male. Whites will continue to harbor fears of black people.
It’s insane that you can’t even sit outside of your home, allow your babies to play in the park, and walk the hallways of your own building without being the victim of senseless crime. It’s time for parents to take control of their children and for everyone to take control of their communities. This craziness needs to end.