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Rest in Peace,
MJ McWhorter deceased
Submitted by lmcshane on Sat, 06/01/2013 - 19:12.
In the heat of another insane news week - it may have been lost on some folks that a young man was shot and killed outside of a library in Cleveland. Another grim statistic. A boy.
What could we have done differently? I know that there is a failure of parenting in Cleveland (and everywhere), but there could have been more opportunities given to this young man. I do blame our Mayor and safety forces for not providing programming that was once provided like DARE and Police Athletic League.
I have been told that this young man was trying to outrun his bad crowd - he lived in my neighborhood and was also in Tremont - and recently moved west.
What if he had never been introduced to a bad crowd in the first place? Just one of many incidents that sadden me and depress me when it comes to providing for kids in the City of Cleveland. They need attention. They are not getting the right attention.