Sunday, May 23, 2010

Al Sharpton and The Man in the Mirror - Needed Words to the City of Detroit

A very tragic story of a little girl who was shot and killed by the Detroit Police Department as her home was being raided while they were looking to arrest a murder suspect.  The police had a high risk search warrant for the 34 year-old who allegedly killed a 17 year old high school student.  The murder suspect is now in custody along with the car and moped that were at the scene of the murder. 

These are the facts that everyone agrees on.  The disagreements on what happened during the police entering the home and where the suspect was arrested are very much in dispute. 

For some reason, Al Sharpton was giving one of the many eulogies for this poor child who was shoot in the neck and died at the hospital.  Normally I find almost no agreement with Sharpton at all, but in this case I will give him his due. 

Urban areas have many problems; drugs, poverty, gang violence, prostitution, and few educational opportunities.  Detroit has more than it's fair share.  But in this case, Al Sharpton, rightly asked the community to look at themselves for some of the answers of why this tragedy happened.  The reality is that there is only so much the government can do for you, much of what needs to be done to improve your life has to be done by the individual as well as the community. People within the community need to step up and start giving these children safe places to spend their time so they can get an education to lift themselves and their families out the poverty that causes many of these problems.  Give these a children another option besides the gangs and the drug dealers. 

In this case a television crew was with the police during this raid, so we can hope the truth will come out at how this precious little girl lost her life way too early.  

H/T to Conservative Perspective

1 comment:

Christopher said...

Seems as though we share the same thinking.

I live in metro Detroit and know of this well and posted on it.

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