Originally Posted by anthonypacino
Bad things happen all the time in all places. Sometime random sometime it's because a place or situation gets out of hand. Some athletes ride motorcycles without helmets, some carry weapons and associate with "questionable people" others finish degrees...they are all people just like us they make choices and decisions just like us. This is a tragedy to his family, friends and fans. It isn't about the city it's more about the state of the country that has sprialed out of whack where it's thought that killing or beating someone is a natural act if you are somehow angered by someones actions that displease the aggressor. Whatever "motive" these cowards had to commit this murder and attempted murders was in no way deserving of death. Jealousy, envy, non-respect whatever it was, how did killing people become the answer to these things? I feel like I'm rambling it's hard to put into words what is flying in my head.
I know what you're saying. It is SOOOO frustrating to hear these things. I know some of the same people that Darrent hung out with. The main group of friends that Im speaking of was low-key. They would hang out in a middle class house and party inside (right across the street from me). I was friendly with all of them, and they showed respect. Darrent hung out over there as well.
I would feel the same way if any of them were killed tragically outside of a club. There are people that follow these athletes around that feel like they should be the one's with the women and the attention that the athletes get, and they try to compete with the athletes. I am not going to overlook the fact that guns are viewed as a way to compete in that community. If you are under 30, you should know how that aspect of the social world has changed.