Monday, May 12, 2008

On my blog I never know what's going to strike me as something to write about. Something struck me today and it wasn't a good thing.

I've said this before, I am always surprised at how one human being can treat a fellow human so horribly. What is wrong with people? I'd call them animals but even animals don't behave like this. I'm speaking about an
incident that occurred in Cleveland, Ohio. Charles Gooden Jr. was beaten to death by a mob of 15 men and his head urinated upon by one of the perpetrators.

In this case, three people have been arrested. If past incidents are any indication, no one will come forward with any additional information about any of the other attackers. Why do I say this? The rule these days is to say nothing. I admit, I have no idea what its like to live a lifestyle in which you are fearful for your life everyday or harassed by cops. I can't judge these people that will not come forward to help solve crimes. To risk coming forward may result in harm to you or your family. They don't want to be branded a snitch. Hell, there are even
t-shirts proclaiming Don't Snitch and Warn-A-Brother.

I'm sorry to say that the case of Charles Gooden Jr. is not the only one. In my city the same thing happened although the victim was a mother,
Latasha Shaw, age 36 who was defending her daughter from a mob of girls. Her murderers have never been caught due to this code of silence. Please click the links to learn more about these people.


Mr. Fabulous said...

Try as I might, I just can't get my mind around this sort of cruelty.

Craze said...

I'm glad you brought this to our attention. It's often too easy to get caught up in the good life and not realize this type of stuff goes on. It's saddens and infuriates me at the same time.