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Thursday, September 6, 2012

This Shouldn't Be Happening

Last week, I blogged about the National Urban League's campaign against Nike over a sneaker and said that they should be focusing on more substantial issues such as black-on-black crime.  Over the weekend, while I was in Hilton Head, an 8-year-old boy was gunned down on Saturday morning while he was playing in a neighbor's front yard with other children.  It just so happens that the yard he was playing in was owned by the father of one of his playmates who had fired shots at two other guys the night before.  The Saturday morning attackers were a father (age 38) and son (age 19) who came to retaliate against the playmate's father.  The two decided on Saturday morning to drive by and spray the neighborhood with an automatic weapon hitting and killing the 8 year old.  Killing a little kid out playing in the yard.  A third grader who loved to read and was full of life and in Hilton Head where this stuff isn't supposed to happen.  If the Urban League wants an issue to tackle, here's one neatly packaged for them to champion.

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