Saturday, January 20, 2018

Parents, awake from the coma*


It was and still is very heart-rending to learn of 15-year-old Isaac Simmons, who died of gunshot wounds almost three weeks ago. He is just one of the painful losses as there were many other youthful, promising and handsome men who have lost their lives in similar ways.

Remember 17-year-old Shaquille Farrel, who died in 2002 and whose family indicated that he had shown signs of anti-social behaviour since he was 12? Not forgetting Andre Taylor, age 15, shot 37 times by unknown assailants; Marlon Hall, 16 years old, shot several times on Wednesday, February 24, 2016. Just to name a few.

 

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