Thugs & Drugs

Here in the U.S. of A., there’s been a pretty intense overnight scrutiny of a house in Montgomery, Alabama, where a suspect in Saturday night’s shootings in Auburn, Alabama was supposedly hiding.

As a proud graduate of Auburn University, I am chagrined at such a smear on our collective reputation, but deadly incidents have happened there before and will again. It is the nature of this life. And the Auburn family’s loyalty to its home and other members is evident, as it always is in times like these. So much love has gone out to those poor men who were injured and killed, and to their families and other loved ones.

But more than embarrassment, I feel a very deep-seated frustration and even anger at the perpetrators of this crime  and of the (what? hundreds? thousands?) crimes that happen every day, just like this, all over this country.

Before you decide to steal, remember who works hard for that store, remember the people who pay for what they need or want and how you’re gonna be one more cog in a wheel of things jacking up prices for everyone. Before you decide to sell drugs, please look outside of yourself to the people you’re going to be killing. Before you decide to kill, please remember what it felt like – whatever it was that turned you into what you’ve become – and how just wrong it is to do that to another. And most of all, remember that you have to answer to the Big Man for what you’re doing just like the rest of us.

So pull up those pants and get over yourself. You bet I can feel empathy for your situation, but I have zero tolerance for exploiting others to get out of it.


2 thoughts on “Thugs & Drugs

  1. Would like to add that I am so glad the suspect turned himself in, and that all the Auburn family members out there are praying for the victims and their families and friends. Ladarious Phillips and Ed Christian were more than football players. They were part of us. They will be missed.

  2. I don’t write many responses, however i did a few searching and wound up here Thugs & Drugs | momrpkf. And I actually do have 2 questions for you if you usually do not mind. Could it be simply me or does it appear like a few of these remarks look like coming from brain dead folks? 😛 And, if you are posting at other online social sites, I would like to follow anything new you have to post. Would you make a list of all of your social pages like your twitter feed, Facebook page or linkedin profile?

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