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Monday, March 25, 2013

Nightly Thought

I am sitting here watching a Documentary called "Benji" it is the story of  a Chicago high school basketball phenom named Benjamin Wilson. In the mid 80's he was the #1 Basketball Player in the country but his life was cut short due to gun violence. He was shot twice while walking his girlfriend which was also the mother of his child to the bus stop.

 I am so touched by this story because he was doing everything to stay on the right path and to have a positive future, yet his life was taken in such a violent way. Despite his mother's efforts to reach out to the community to enforce tougher hand gun laws; the streets of Chicago are still very dangerous and still claiming the lives of our youth. Gun Violence is something that impact all cities in America on a daily basis. I am not sure if there will ever be an end to our kids killing each other because a lot of children are raised with negative influences in their lives.

This Documentary is available on Netflix and if you don't have Netflix you can look it up on the Internet. Just type the story of Benji Wilson.