The true measure of a Man is what did he build and who did he help in life? This is how a Man is truly judged. It's what's in his heart! - Mista Jaycee
This morning while peeking the weekend news I read that Former Middleweight Boxing Champ Vernon Forrest had been murdered in Atlanta.
He was shot and killed while filling his tires at a gas station. A man asked him for some Money and he took out his wallet. The man snatched it and ran. Vernon gave chase but could not catch the suspected thief. He turned around to go back to his vehicle when he was shot in the back five times.
I hope they find this coward and fast!
Vernon Forrest, the first boxer to defeat "Sugar" Shane Mosley spent alot of time helping the underprivileged and kids with special needs. He often had these children over for Sunday dinners. This was more than just a photo op!
I rage at the fact that this murder was so petty! I even think about the thief who although he's a Coward, his life as of now is petty and cruel and worthless! But this is not unique!
That's the problem!
A petty, cruel, worthless life is not unique anymore. Anyone can die a senseless death and not even be the headline or lead story anymore.
The Murderer may be arrested, the story may be covered a lil while longer cause the victim enjoyed some celebrity in life, but the murderer, if caught, will scrowl at the camera. Head held high and defiant! So he can be seen as staying strong for the homies! And we won't even hate him anymore!
We won't hate him cause we've seen it and it's almost impossible for him to go lower than the state we are already in.
Rest in Peace Vernon! And Justice for the rest of us!
BE Prayerful! BE Mindful! BE Careful!