Now I feel even sickerAugust 1, 2007
I’ve had a severe case of sinusitus for the entire month, so I haven’t been too motivated to do much, hence the lack of posts here on my blog. I basically lie on the couch a lot and read about the gruesome violence plaguing Philadelphia.
The murders just keep getting more horrible… like the teen recently shot three times in the back for his motorcycle.
If that wasn’t really bad enough, the cops reported that the MOTHER of one of the youths involved in the shooting told her son repeatedly to get the bike out of the house. Quote she, “that bike belongs to that dead kid.” But she never called police.
The ease of which our fellow citizens can acquire a gun is partly to blame for our city’s murder rate, but with parents like this, what, or who, is really to blame?
Luis Navarro Jr., the victim, literally slept next to his motorcycle. Parked it right next to his bed in his basement bedroom. I did the same thing when I got my new Schwinn as a kid. (Hell, come to think of it, I even did it in my late 20s when I got my new tricked-out Trek OCLV!)
Eric Smith, the teen who police believe put more bullets into Luis’ body at point-blank range after he fell off the bike, even bragged about it to others. This makes me really, REALLY sick. These people live in my own TOWN.
Sigh. It’s not time to move out of the scary city to the burbs. It’s time to move to Canada.