Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving November 2012, four boys in a red SUV pull into a gas station after spending time at the mall buying sneakers and talking to girls. With music ...
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Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving November 2012, four boys in a red SUV pull into a gas station after spending time at the mall buying sneakers and talking to girls. With music blaring, one boy exits the car and enters the store, a quick stop for a soda and a pack of gum. A man and a woman pull up next to the boys in the station, making a stop for a bottle of wine. The woman enters the store and an argument breaks out when the driver of the second car asks the boys to turn the music down. 3 1/2 minutes and ten bullets later, one of the boys is dead. 3 1/2 MINUTES dissects the aftermath of this fatal encounter.
First, let me say, I can not give this a "10", though as well presented as possible, it's just too tragic in its content to "whoop!" with joyous "10's". And, reading the two previous reviews to mine and seeing how less than half of those who voted gave their approval or support of these reviews, speaks further volumes of hate. That in itself is disgusting, and I believe represents a "hate". Sorry, but I'm guilty of not remembering this incident. There have been far too many in the last 8, 9, 10...who knows, maybe forever, years! I myself have thought, "that is not even music"; "I hate that crap"; "that crap noise is filled with hate and violence". I, like I'm sure, many Americans have thought, "what thugs". Then would any one think Justin Beiber is a thug?! NO! He's too white and too pretty. I just watched this 3 1/2 Minutes, two days after Thanksgiving. I'm only thankful to now be fully aware of this, yet again, horrible crime and the evidence and backgrounds shared in the presentation. However, I did agree and appreciate the 2nd trial results, as that is the result I would have given as a (white)juror. But I am so sorry for that mother, father, families and the other 3 young men. And so many others who have suffered the same hate crimes. And sometimes it has surely been black against white victims. We seem to have an abundance of hate going around the entire world and infecting young and old minds alike. Just sad. SAD! Sad! I am SO SORRY! There really is very little empathy left in this world, mine or yours!! I see it all around me. It's not a world my daddy brought me up in. He would not believe today's world. Back in my childhood, yes, we said "colored people". But we didn't mean it in any "less than" or hateful way. In fact, my dad taught it to me with love and respect. For all people. So much so, that I felt so much "sorry" for blacks, at a young age. I don't believe in prayer that much, but I watch Jordan's mother, and father, in this story, and it makes me want to pray. To pray for people's hearts to not be so hateful. For children to be able to grow up. For children to not need to become violent. For everyone to have the opportunity to learn and to work and provide a life for themselves and their family. I pray for better days to come. Please Lord, hear our plea!
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