Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Love They Neighbor
Jayden Mathews had writer’s block. His latest erotic romance novel was stuck, and he couldn’t seem to find the inspiration to finish. It’s not as if he wasn’t an angst-filled romantic himself. He’d moved on, he thought, from the death of his first love Olivia, and was trying to create a life with Mallie, a woman he’d found new happiness with. But still… He needed an inspiration, a sign, but was he ready for Olivia’s Haunting. Releasing from www.romancedivine.com on April 6th.
Sheriff Duke Mackey got more than he bargained for when he locked up his latest outlaw. The conflict of duty versus family results in a professional and personal tragedy. When the town needs him later, will he turn his back, or forgive their treachery, strap back on his gun and ride to their rescue? Releasing from www.romancedivine.com on April 6th.
Love Thy Neighbor
I’m going off subject a bit today with my blog. I wanted to write about the young man gunned down in Florida by a man acting as a neighborhood watch captain.
I listened to the many news reports and still couldn’t wrap my mind around a person killing someone for looking suspicious wearing a hoodie and walking through a dark street in a gated community.
After watching the TV programs showing video of the man responsible for the shooting walking into the police station minutes afterward, I couldn’t see any bloody damage to the man’s nose, or head as he claimed.
The news reports stated the young man fought with his assailant. If he did, I believe that was understandable in trying to get away. When the assailant called 911 to report a suspicious looking person on the street, the police told him to back off because a patrol car was on route. The assailant ignored the warning and kept on following the young man.
The Sentinel Newspaper in Florida asked an expert in voice recognition to evaluate the 911 call made by the assailant. The voice expert also used the screams for help heard from a neighbor’s phone while they called 911 after hearing the disturbance outside their home.
The assailant claimed he was the one screaming for help, but the expert checking the voices stated it was the victim’s voice calling for help.
It makes a person wonder what our future holds when injustices like this happen. My heart goes out to the young man’s parents. Their pain must be horrific in losing their young son, not yet a man.
I’m wondering what is happening in our society. When did it become the norm to attack another human being and take his or her life over looking suspicious? I don’t see the reasoning behind such actions. To make the situation worse, the police haven’t arrested anyone yet over the shooting. I’m hopeful law enforcement and the court finds the right answers.
If any of you have followed the story, how do you feel about what took place on the dark street in Florida? Was the neighborhood watch person within his rights to gun the young man down? Violence in our society has become an every day occurrence and I feel we must do something to stop it.
Posted by Mary Suzanne at 9:22 AM