Thursday, October 24, 2013

Is our youth becoming more violent?

On October 22, 2013 thirteen-year-old Andy Lopez was shot dead. He was reported to be carrying a rifle at the corner of Moorland and West Robles avenues, in Santa Rosa. When Santa Rosa Deputies arrive on the scene they instructed Andy to put down his weapon. When Andy did not comply, he was shot several times.  The Deputies ordered Andy to move away from the rifle. When he did not respond, the Deputies moved in and handcuffed him to find out that he was dead. The rifle Andy was carrying was fake and he also had a plastic hand gun in his waistband. Some people are saying that some cops are trigger happy. I agree some cops are trigger happy. You can’t really blame them, with the shooting in Sparks, Nevada on October 21, 2013 by a 12-year old boy. They were doing what they were trained to do. As for Andy Lopez was this suicide by cop or was Andy mentally ill? This seems to be the norm these days.  Our youth are picking up guns and killing others and then themselves because their being bullied or just because they feel like it. What does that say about our society? All I know this should not be happening. What can we be done about this? I’m confused I don’t have a clue.

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