Not a usual day at the office. My client comes in. ” I got shot Tuesday” and holds up his shirt to show me a big bandage on his back. He is 18. He was riding a bike at 8 pm with a friend. It was a drive by. He saw 3 guys but can’t identify them. Too dark, too fast, he was running. The bullet just missed his spine. He is having some PTSD symptoms. I had the usual talk about choices and safety. You go where your friends go. His Medicaid has ran out. How is he going to pay his big medical bill? He is on probation so he didn’t have a gun to protect himself. What good would it have done two kids shooting each other like the ok corral?
What is the answer? Black lives Matter. Where is Al Sharpton and Jesse when they shoot each other? Does it only hurt when the shooter is white? Stop the madness. I want to get off.