After seeing pictures of the scene of the incident from many of my NY [Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens] followers on instagram, I decided to talk about how I feel about this situation. A young 23 year old African American woman was shot and killed yesterday after police chased the stolen car. I bet you want to know what was the probable cause as to why the cops were on her right? Well, according to articles, she ran 3 red lights, hit a minivan that was parked, and tried to put the car in reverse to flee from the scene, all in the stolen car. And when she put the car in reverse, a cop jumped in to try to put the car in park, and a shot was fired. Witnesses do not know whether the detective meant to kill the young woman, or if his gun went off by accident. Whatever the case was, the young lady was left out on the street clinging on to life.
I do not know this lady from a can of paint, but I just thought I’ll share this story because it was not only interesting, but I felt like it hit home in so many ways. Everybody has some one in their family, or know someone who has be in jail, did some illegal things, and continued to do bad things before they had the opportunity to change their ways. I truly send my condolences and prayers out to the family of the victim. Not only does this hurt the victim’s family, but it also hurts the community as well. The young lady who died name shall be concealed from being in this article due to privacy regulations. There are many versions of this story, you have the news, a detective’s, witnesses, and a parent’s. This young lady is no longer here to tell her side of the story.
Articles have stated that the victim had 8 arrests on her rap sheet, and she was supposed to go to court today for an attempted murder and kidnapping case that took place May 2011. It is sad that a life had to end the way it did.
What I don’t like about this story, is that cops will pull out their firearms more quickly than they would put a donut in their mouths. And they never know the whole story or situation. If they were going to pull her over for running the red lights and smashing into a minivan, thats all fine and dandy. But according to witnesses, the victim screamed, “don’t shoot me!”
Unfortunately, this is not the first time this has happened. It is happening everywhere. I think all communities need to pull together, especially in the Urban communities, and get their cities and towns in order. Young people are dying before they can open their eyes. These young kids yearn for love, affection, the feeling of being appreciated and wanted, and some parents do not show that. Not saying that the victim didn’t have those aspects in her life. But this is a wake up call for everybody!!! We have to get on the ball and have unison as a community. Our ancestors died fighting for civil rights, to be accepted, so that we could have a better life. And we are all just killing the dream that was planned for us. It is time to wake up!!! This is not the first time, nor will it be the last! Let’s learn from this! Just because a person has made a bad decision in their life, does not make them a bad person! But this is just my thoughts, feelings and opinions. Enough of me ramping, because I am getting a tad bit emotional. No one deserves to die by the hand of a firearm, but most importantly, no one deserves to bury their child. Sad to say, I hope that her family can find some closure in this incident, and someone can give them some answers. And again, I send my condolences to the family of the victim.
May you rest in peace…