Recently I watched a minister decry the state of affairs when children and women were shot down at a neighborhood picnic by street thugs and nobody has snitched on the shooters. He went on to says the shooters had broken the street code banning the shooting kids and women and finally he said someone should come forward and snitch on the shooters.
Subsequently, I saw the following article about a woman saying, "Somebody is failing the kids." Who is the "somebody" that she refers to. Does this statement reflect her denial to take personal responsibility for the problem. Or is she accusing the people who have achieved something in life. Or is it the mother or father who lets their kid keep a gun in the house, or is it those relatives and neighbors who keep the code of silence and don't snitch to the police.
What a mess when you have a group of people who have a pathological code of honor. Where do they come up with this no snitch rule that decries working with the police, and where do they get the code that it is okay to settle conflicts with bullets. Where do they come up with this code of the street?
Article follows about woman who lost her sons.
"Oakland mother grieves after two sons gunned down 19 days apart
By CHERYL HURD, NBC Bay Area
An Oakland mother has no children left after gun violence claimed her two sons' lives within 19 days.
Her younger son, Lee Weathersby, 13 years old, was gunned down on New Year’s Eve. Her older son, Lamar Broussard, 19, was shot and killed Sunday.
“Somebody’s failing these kids,” Dinyal New said. “They feel like it’s OK to murder these kids. They have no remorse or understanding afterwards.”
New said no words can describe her grief. “Hopefully the community people will come forward,” she said, “because how can a mother experience two losses within 19 days? Both her kids. It’s horrible.”