I’ve written about beFrank before and what a great blog he writes. Today’s post about the recent protests is a real stand out. beFrank is a news cameraman and sees a side of LA most of us never get a look at, which gives him a very insightful perspective on things.
“Under that sheet is an elderly woman who was simply waiting to catch a bus and caught a bullet in her head. Two young adults, each somewhere about twenty to thirty years old had an argument. One pulled out a gun and one ran. I don’t know how many shots were fired. I don’t know what happened to the shooter. Right now, I just know the outcome. One elderly woman was struck by a bullet and she was killed. She was waiting for a bus and now she’s dead.
Where’s the community outrage? Where’s the protest? Come on, let’s march on City Hall.”
The post gets even better, if you have a minute you really should go read it. I’ll give you one more tidbit:
“Maybe it’s time to quit reserving all our good protest anger for the police and start directing it at the people in our communities who would pull out a gun to settle an argument. Maybe we need to be more vocal in our condemnation of the person who would shoot a gun on a busy street.”