Another one bites the dust in Compton; murders piling up
Compton School Board president: ‘Stop turning a blind eye to [murders]; your innocent loved one[s]’ could be next We bemoan those in our urban communities who have fallen to wanton police abuse; lives snuffed out by
Compton School Board president: ‘Stop turning a blind eye to [murders]; your innocent loved one[s]’ could be next
We bemoan those in our urban communities who have fallen to wanton police abuse; lives snuffed out by overzealous, hateful cops. But we whisper about the wanton murders in our communities perpetrated by someone with black skin. In Compton, yet another has bitten the dust and will soon be buried six feet under. The parents of Branden Davis led yet another march in Compton decrying the latest
The parents of Branden Davis led yet another march in Compton decrying the latest cold-blooded killing and pleading for someone to come forward with information that might lead to the slayer of the 21-year-old cut down outside his home.
Branden was taking out the trash Monday night when neighbors and his mother heard several gunshots. His mother said she “heard him screaming, ‘help me, mommy! Help me!’”
When she went outside to investigate, Branden was lying on his stomach with “a big blood stain on his back.”
For the 23rd time this year, a local resident has died violently in a shooting committed by a monster who could very well live just a couple doors from them, across the street, or down the block; monsters who have no regard for Black Lives.
Yet people honor the code of the street and allow the denizens to kill with impunity, probably because they are just simply afraid. But when will someone gain the courage to stand up? Will it be when the grim reaper comes knocking at their door?
Sheriff’s investigators say Branden was not involved in any gangs, based on what his mother told them. But that’s beside the point. The war must cease. Killers must be identified, taken off the street, and brought to justice to reap for their deeds.
Compton School Board President Satra Zurita sounded the cry that must now resonate throughout Compton — “This senseless violence must stop! Everyone is focused on law enforcement [but] you need to focus on your neighbors, family members, friends, that banger on the corner and your friend’s kid that you know is ‘A Menace To Society!’ Stop turning a blind eye to murderers! Don’t Snitch… REPORT! Your innocent loved one may be next!”
Those with information wishing to remain anonymous, should call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS!