I've been debating on how to respond the these two news reports as of lately, and all I can truly say is, my heart is heavy.
In the past few months, U.S. urban cities, such as Chicago, and the South Bronx have been spiked and sprinkled with gruesome stories of violence. Some relating to gun violence, some boiling down to murder at the hands of a parent.
When I first heard about the Bronx mother, Jennifer Berry, 33, who dropped her newborn baby girl from a seventh floor window. My gut wrenched. My heart sank to my stomach. I had to switch the screen to Facebook, to block the thought of a innocent baby dying at the hands of her mother.
Spike Lee posted an article on shooting in Chicago. I turned a blind eye to it at first glance, thinking "shooting happen everyday, Lee".
Then, on the morning of September 29th, I read that in a span of 15 hours, fourteen people were either shot and killed, or wounded in Southside Chicago. That included, two mothers, one grandmother, and two men, and others- including, an 11 month old, and 2 years old wounded.
Just last week, a shooting at Umpqua Community College targeted Christian students, and killed ten victims. Though Roseburg, Oregon is hardly a urban area, I thought it was worth mentioning and addressing to a larger issue.
There seems to be a growing violence throughout the country, and it's mind numbing to observe. It makes me question the morality of the nation. It makes me ponder how will our future politicians address these rattling facts. Most importantly, where's the humanity?