How do you get probation, for choosing to get drunk and murdering four innocent people. Be rich, and live in Texas. It’s ridiculous. And the defense “Affluenza,” you are so rich that your lawyer can go in to the courtroom, and say well your honor Ethan Couch is so rich, that his family never taught him any better. So please give him probation for killing Brian Jennings, a 43 year old Burleson Youth minister; Breanna Mitchell 24, Shelby Boyles, 21, and her Mom Hollie Boyles, 52. They weren’t as affluent as him, so he’s not responsible for their lives. Even 3 year-olds have a basic sense of right and wrong. Judge Jean Boyd said he needed rehab not prison, I think you can do rehab in prison. It was wrong, and their was no justice for these victims or their families. Say Something L.A.
My respects to Rolihlahla “Madiba” Mandela! His work is done here, and he has journied home. Mr. Mandela was a true warrior fought and lived for a fair and just South Africa. I don’t remember exactly when I became aware of the South Afrikaans struggle, somewhere in the mid to late 80s. I read how you needed a pass to be in certain areas. And I learned about the horrific forced resettlement of groups of people non-whites (Afrikan, Colored, and Asian) treated unequally based on the various shade of their skin, separating people in the same family. It reminded me of the struggles of my people and the Maafa in United States. Many of you know that around the age of 44, Mandela was sentenced to serve the rest of his life in prison; He served 27 years, starting out on Robben Island (one of South Afrika’s harshest penitentiaries) for 18 years, and other prisons as people fought for his freedom. He came out of prison in 1990, He was 71 years old, an elder. He was elected President just four short years later. He went on to fight against injustice for 24 more years. And today December 5, 2014, we can wish him well as we celebrate his homegoing, and say well done Madiba, Amandla!
There are no words. I know his family and friends are so hurt, you can see it on their faces and hear it in their voices. But, God must’ve really needed him and his friend right now, and Heaven is supposed to be way better than this world… So, we just have to hold him in our hearts and be thankful that God shared him with us at all. I think the whole world is missing him. I know I do, and I’m just a fan.