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The Violence Needs to End

TW: murder, death of a child, drugs, funerals

Today I attended the funeral of a 20 year old young man. I watched and heard his mother wailing as she laid her hands on his casket. No mother should have to bury a child.

The person behind me felt it was necessary to tell everyone within earshot that it had to do with drugs. My friend's son was shot over 1 oz of pot. It doesn't matter that drugs are involved. A drug that is legal in more and more states.


It doesn't matter that he did pot. Everyone knew he smoked pot. No one that knew him thought it was a big deal. It didn't change the fact that he was a good person.

It does not make it ok that someone shot him.

I don't know what the answer is but the violence needs to end before more mothers have to bury their children.

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