I’m so saddened by the events of recent days–especially the most recent one of the 18 year old being gunned down at a gas station for no apparent reason. Why is it that we don’t hear about these types of crimes happening in other countries with those charged with the duty to protect and serve killing those they’ve sworn to protect? I’ll be the first to admit that there needs to be a systemic change. Protests raise awareness but what is the long term solution to change perception and perspectives? What do my future children have to look forward to in the world? I want them to grow up and have a chance at success instead of their lives being cut short by an avoidable situation. Thoughts and prayers for the family and friends of the young man shot tonight in St. Louis. Especially his parents.