Why Jamia A. Hazel ?
Something that I have been interested in learning more about has been violence in my community. I remember my best friend and I talking about it recently, but I was talking about my cousin Jamia. Lately, the issue has caught my eye again. I know that many people feel that there are horrible people in the world. From what I have heard, the number of murders each year has decreased and increased. For example, I heard that crime rates actually have gone down. Now that's just what I've heard, it may or may not be true.
One thing that I know for sure about the crime rate is that it went up to 10.2 before. Now I've studied my share of crimes and abuses. I believe things like drug and abuse is based on what you want to do. Personally, it's funny to me how a lot of people always say I grew up with “my momma doing drugs and my daddy beating her”.The way my cousin died was something crazy to me. My 17-year old cousin Jamia Hazel was stabbed to death and dumped in a Bronx alleyway found on the side of 1695 Walton Ave in Mount Eden wrapped in plastic garbage bags. Darrell Spencer had help from his girlfriend 21-year-old Erena Willis. Later she then snitched and made a deal with the police to get off the hook some.
Being that I do have a lot of background information on my cousin murder, I chose to do some more research on the topic. As I searched for blogs and news articles on Google, I came across a few articles: http://justice4caylee.forumotion.net/murdered-children-f38/jamia-hazel-17-yo-new-york-ny-t3224.htm This article provided a lot of information and opinions on her murder. Some people felt that her murder was a tragedy. They we’re hurt and couldn’t believe it really happened. "She was just the type of girl who would do whatever she wanted to do”. This statement didn't really surprise me all that much, but it did make me feel sad. I was sad when I read that because everyone see her in a bad way. A lot of people didn’t know what she had been through her in the 17 years she was walking on this earth. It also made me sad because they said she was a “runaway teen” but when she left her foster mother house she went to the one person who took care of her and that was her mother’s boyfriend. He made sure she had the things she wanted and needed when she came around.
In another article, http://www.nydailynews.com/news/ny_crime/2009/09/08/2009-09-08_dead_teen_found_stabbed_to_death_in_bronx_alley_identified_as_runaway_jamia_haze.html#ixzz1862bDoA9 there was this one statement that made me nod my head in agreement with the writer. It was: “She wanted to get her GED and then attend college to become an anesthesiologist”
This is so true, because she always talked about it when she came to my house and that was like 3 or more times a week. She was going to have a baby brother and wanted him to have a better life then hers. She wanted to show people she could do it by getting in a school and getting a job. When my cousin attended these things I hardly saw her.
All of this makes me think that some people just want to talk bad about her. Some people want attention and Darrell Spencer was one. He now will rot in HELL for what he did. In one podcast, The news Report: . there was this one statement that made shake my head in disagreement with the speaker. It was: “She was a runaway teen” This is so untrue, because she never ran away from no where. If she was a runaway she would’ve ran away from her problems a long time ago, I mean after all she went through I probably would’ve ran away but she didn’t. If anything if you Knew Mia she ran to her problems all the time if she had to she would fight her way through. She never gave up, and the way her foster mother talked about her was a shame. Going to foster care at the age of 17 was her idea, She thought hings would be different but they really wasn’t.
Darrell Spencer is the person who murdered my Cousin Jamia Hazel
Jamia A. Hazel