Tales from the Hood: Another death due to senseless gun violence in the community. Do we really care? [VIDEO] *Parental Advisory
The senseless violence in the community hit a little close to home with the murder of Pastor Kenneth Johnson in Liberty City on Thursday afternoon. I met Pastor Ken in November 2012 through one of my sorority sisters. He was one of my table guests at my sorority’s soiree. I remember his pleasant attitude and sense of humor. He was a really nice guy.
One would think the death of a child because of senseless gun violence would be enough to stop the violence, but it hasn't. Sherdavia Jenkins...Tequila Forshee are just two names that come to mind. As we talk amongst ourselves about the violence in the community. One has to wonder when will it all end? We have to acknowledge the senseless violence being perpetrated all over this nation.
I wonder if the folks participating in this violence have ever seen the movie Tales from the Hood. One of the vignettes, entitled, Hard core convert addresses the de-programming of a gang-member. The movie itself is very interesting and worthy of viewing, be advised of the language and violence.