Thursday, January 19, 2006

We still have work to do

Today's New York Post brought three poignant reminders why youth workers do what we do:

  • "Tears flowed like the driving rain yesterday as [7 year old] Nixzmary Brown was laid to rest after a short and brutal life that ended when she was tortured, and finally beaten to death — allegedly by her parents." Article. Her funeral was around the corner from where my parents live in the Lower East Side.
  • "A Queens teen yesterday told a jury how he and two pals fatally beat and stabbed an unsuspecting boy as part of a brutal gang initiation." Article.
  • "'How do you want to die? Painfully or not?'

    "Those were among the last words spoken to 21-year-old Hunter College student Ramona Moore as she lay, burned, beaten, raped and chained on the floor of a filthy, condom-strewn Brooklyn apartment — the helpless sex captive to two reputed Bloods gang members, prosecutors said yesterday." Article.


At 1/19/2006 11:15:00 PM, Blogger tony said...

Jeremy... you are so so so right. We still have a lot of work to do. Praise Jesus for men like you.


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