Innocent Deaths Need to Stop
I was reading this article that one of my motivators gave to me called “My Son Doesn't Look Like Trayvon Martin,“ by Dan Cantor and he made some pretty good points. From the beginning he started to say: “A few weeks before the Trayvon was killed, Ramaley Graham was killed in the Bronx,” and this lit of a light in my head. I did hear about this.
Ramaley was killed and he was innocent and unarmed as well just like Trayvon. This made me stop and think. If young black teens are just getting killed for no reason, I think I should watch my back because just like the mega millions: Hey you never know. I know how the families of these teens are feeling because I know if I would be killed my friends and family would be devastated.
I couldn’t agree more with Dan Cantor. The idea of reforming Stop-And-Frisk is a great idea or at least be careful with it. I’ve been stopped by police over 20 times in my whole life, and im only 17 years old. Personally I think that the cops only stop Blacks and Latino people, and that's not right.
I also like that they created a group called the Workng Families Party to tell the truth about what's going on in this society that we live in today. We all deserve to know the truth about what is happening to these innocent kids and hopefully this can help get justice. These innocent deaths need to stop.
Cantor, D. (2012) My Son Doesn’t Look Like Trayvon. Working Families, [blog] 1 April, Available at: http://www.workingfamiliesparty.org/2012/04/my-son-doesnt-look-like-tray... [Accessed: 2 April 2012].