Tuesday, January 20, 2009
President Obama Needs To Get To Work On Some Serious Problems
On the day that the world is suppose to change with the inauguration of President Obama, there is more of the same bad news. In England, an 81-year-old mugging victim died of her injuries after passers-by ignored her pleas for help. Apparently bystanders thought Molly Morgan of Harrow England was drunk so they ignored her cries for help. Molly had been on her way to a library lecture when she was attacked from behind. Molly suffered serious head injures, a broken left arm and multiple fractures to the left side of her face. Her wounds proved to be fatal since she went untreated. Must world wide apathy continue?
Here in the states, teenagers are "bum-hunting." Packs of teenage boys are stalking homeless people and attacking them. Sometimes they shoot them with paintball guns, beating them with bats or even set them on fire. Over the last five years, at least one homeless person has been murdered each month, for no apparent reason. If any other group was being targeted like this, there’d be a national outcry. Why must the homeless continue to suffer, soon to be President Obama?
Last January in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., two teenagers were caught on video surveillance tape as they beat a homeless man with baseball bats. The man survived, but the same night, the same teens allegedly beat another homeless man, 45-year-old Norris Gaynor, to death. Seventeen-year-old Thomas Daugherty and 18-year-old Brian Hooks have plead “not guilty” and are awaiting trial. The National Coalition for the Homeless, using local news reports and other sources, says that since 1999 there have been more than 500 such attacks, resulting in 180 deaths. Why is senseless violence so common?
Yesterday a teen age boy was beat by six other boys because he stood up for a girl being hit. He was beaten for twelve minutes. Even worse, the beating apparently took place on the school campus. See the brutality at this site: LINK Why must violence among our young people continue?
Mr. President, after the euphoria of tonight, it is time for you to get to work.