“SMH“….Ronnie reacting to the news of yet another shooting in Danville.
“I’m not saying a word“…Danville resident, commenting on crime in the city.
Merrill and I plan on moving in a year. We’re just waiting to see if I’m going back to school in August or not. I’m not sure…..I’m tired, my body and mind weary, and I sigh, realizing that I have to study for the NCLEX, otherwise, this hell will be for naught. Maybe I’m afraid…ya know? After all, fear is a powerful motivator. Fear….it’s what makes good folk evil….fear is what allows the devil to roam….fear is what’s killing our citizens….fear is what’s giving the Mayor ulcers. I get that the Mayor has the face of nefariousness…..I’d hate him too if he wasn’t a friend, but fear has made the good citizens afraid to admit to being on his side, mostly because fear has turned the Danville citizenry into a mob of bullies… Yes well….you don’t bully ME into a corner…Pray for Danville, because FEAR has paralyzed the city. It’s YOUR FAULT Danville…Blame the Mayor all you want, but someone, somewhere knows/knew something……..Don’t blame him for your inability to STAND.
The Mayor is the face of Danville…so he’s also the bane of Danville. Last week a sweet young man, not a gang-banger, was shot while standing in his yard…his 12 yr old sister found him. Everyone asked, “Why him?”, and while I agree, I’d have to ask, “Why not?” Why is this boy special? Evil doesn’t care….Evil mandates that bad things happen to good people, and if you know who did this….you’re enabling EVIL in our city….I gotta ask, how long before Evil comes for you? Another man was shot over a traffic incident, and last night, someone took a bullet to the back of the head….that’s three shootings, two deaths (so far), and it’s only May. I once stood and argued with a wall, “What are you doing?” Merrill asked me….”Talking to the wall” I said, “Because you won’t listen“….Danville won’t listen…Physics teaches us that an object in motion, will stay in motion, until acted upon by a force….Crime is the object, Evil is the force.
And so, a little boy named Devon was killed last summer. Shot in the head, while playing basketball….you never get over the loss of a child…another mother in Danville, knows that now. Banning guns, enforcing a curfew, marching in the streets? It’s just teaspoons from the ocean….if you want to elicit real change in this city, Danville must accept two truths:
- The only thing evil needs to continue is for good people to be terrified into silence….and do…NOTHING.
- Stop blaming. It’s your community…it’s your streets, it’s the life of your children….you are in charge….Blame only enhances the crime.
Pray for Danville. We’ve had two car jackings, numerous break-ins, assaults, and now, MURDER….but know this, if I SEE something, if I KNOW something, if I even think for one second you’re involved in some nefarious sh*t…I’m calling. I’m telling, I’m doing all I can to get you off the streets, because know that you will not bully me, you will not intimidate me, you will not silence me….I hope my good brethren in Danville feel the same. Pray For Danville….It’s not the Mayor’s fault, it’s your fault….how many more children will die, before fear, becomes strength? Take out your Trash Danville….all crime needs, is for good people to do nothing but bitch…..SMH. Be Blessed.
Remember you set the Tone, you ARE the Example. BE KIND to each other. Show GRACE and MERCY to all those who cross your path today. With your Daily Affirmations complete, enjoy your Sunday.