Murder in the City that Care Forgot
There was a Second Line procession for Wendy Byrne on Saturday, where thousands joined in with a Jazz band to celebrate her life. It was a very touching experience to witness. Both E.Shrew and I agreed that we wouldn't mind going out in style like this when our time has come.
The scary part is that E.Shrew and I could have been the victims. The scene of the crime was right where we typically walk to go anywhere in the French Quarter. (this photo was taken from E.Shrew's balcony) We were in Miami on the fateful night Wendy was murdered in a robbery attempt.
What is the mentality of people who commit violent crimes?
Take Vanessa Johnson, the worst Mother in America. After her son Clarence lost a fistfight to a 17 year old, she gave him a handgun with instructions to kill the other boy. He did and is now serving life without parole. Miss Johnson is supposed to go on trial today in New Orleans for providing a firearm to a juvenile and second degree murder. (Update: DA's office decided to delay trial)
So what is society's solution? Every city cannot simply demolish their breeding grounds for high crime. These people have to go somewhere. We can't turn a blind eye and hope they just kill each other off. Or ship them to Australia.
It is sad to say that there may not be a solution. We may have to accept that humans are not far removed from the animal kingdom. We have the capacity for love and kindness, but we also kill each other too. As our human society is not perfect, we just have to co-exist and hope for the best.