R.I.P. to R.I.P.

It’s so cliché nowadays to hear someone say R.I.P. to whomever or Long Live whomever- that’s sad more than it is anything. We hear it so often that it’s almost second nature to us now, just as well as it is to make a t-shirt in memory of them. I’m not talking about people who die of natural causes, I’m speaking on the people who didn’t deserve to die, the one’s who got their lives taken too soon by a coward who wasn’t even man enough to “shoot the one” with hands instead of shooting the one with a gun.

I loved the legendary scene Ice Cube had in Friday when Pops persuaded Craig to put the gun down and fight like a man, that movie was shot in 1995- yet here it is 22 years later and that scene seems oh so prevalent. Deebo and Craig both got the best of each other, however, they both lived to see another day- nowadays it’s almost guaranteed that someone is going to suffer great bodily harm besides knuckling it up and duking it out.

I hate to see my people resort to deadly force when most issues can be settled with just talking it out like adults are supposed to do, or if it really comes down to it- just knuckling it up & may the best fighter win. We have children basically out here carrying weapons and they don’t know the first thing about how to hold the weapon, how to clean the weapon, and most of all the consequences that can come behind some of the actions of carrying a firearm. They don’t know until it’s too late and the judge is basically telling them that they’ll spend the remainder of their life caged up like an animal.

It’s then when they want to ask for forgiveness or act like they have some kind of remorse- well after the fact that it’s too late. I’m sure we all know people whose lives have been taken out of their hands before they even got a chance to live it… all because some coward wasn’t man enough to address them like a man! I’m tired of seeing my own kind being laid to rest because of senseless non-sense that’s nowhere near worth it! How can people be so selfish and take someone’s son, someone’s brother, someone’s husband, someone’s friend, etc.? It seems like everyday it’s someone somewhere losing their life over senseless non-sense… we’re talking about people’s lives here people! If that doesn’t stir something up in you, I don’t know what will! R.I.P. to R.I.P.

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