Saturday, November 01, 2008

They Should Have Been Eating Halloween Candy...


As you can tell by the strange hour of this post and time lapse of the previous post, I have not had much sleep last night. I wish I could say this was because of Halloween revelers, but it is not.

At 8:22PM last night, two teens were gunned down 6 blocks from my home at a local High School, one fatally shot and the other seriously wounded. My neighbors next door were having a Halloween party for their teenage kids as well. Suffice it to say, much chaos ensued in the "hood" until the wee hours of the night, as word spread throughout nearby neighborhoods and to the scared and angry kids in costume next door.

What a crazy world we live in that such young children must be on constant alert for their safety. They SHOULD have been home eating Halloween candy...

4 comments:

Miss Chris said...

There was an incident here in Phoenix that's similar. Kids can't just be kids anymore. They always have something to fear.

Spaz Attack said...

So sad!!! I'm always so scared for my nieces and nephews on Halloween -- more so now they in their teens. I get disturbed just seeing the images they watch on TV (a lot of MTV). It's no wonder they want loudness, chaos and things aren't exciting unless dangerous. What we used to call "dirty dancing" is totally normal. I agree witcha Cheese...tis a crazed world.

Hope you make through your work day OK since you're extra tired. I guess it's a good thing you weren't 'on duty' last night. i would imagine holidays bring in more people in crisis -- especially Christmas.
Here's Dew U! Hang in there little Gouda

pedestrian crossing said...

And we with MS are always aware of the sword of Damaclese over our heads. When in reality, anything can happen to any of us at any time. It puts things in perspective--we are "only" ill.

Denver Refashionista said...

Sad commentary on our world these days.