Friday, April 22, 2016

While You Were Sleeping: Student Beaten To Death In School

There is this story that I was made aware of because of the hashtag #RIPAmy. A 16 year old student from Delaware named Amy Inita Joyner-Francis died after being jumped in a school bathroom yesterday morning at Howard High University. It is being reported by media that her friends say that people stood around watching as she was attacked and recorded it on their phones instead of helping her. The ridiculousness of that statement is something I'll get around to discussing in a little bit. 

Wilmington mayor Denis Williams said at a press conference “I'm so upset that the young lady lost her life today. Things like this shouldn't happen. My heart bleeds for the family, the kids that go to this school, administrators and our city.” Amy was pronounced dead on the way to the hospital.

Police have begun interviewing students and possible suspects. One witness said “She was fighting a girl, and then that's when all these other girls started banking her, like jumping her, and she hit her head on the sink.” It is also said that a full time police officer is stationed at this school. So far this story is surprising to many because it consisted of nothing but girls, no one stepped in to help, and a police officer was on location when this murder took place.

But as someone that has watched hundreds of hours of videos of people having their asses kicked, almost half of the time in school, none of this story surprised me. There are plenty of videos of girls beating the hell out of each other. This particular fight was allegedly over a boy. Now, I am sure someone is saying that she should've/could've walked away. Not always. Sometimes there is no walking away from a fight, especially if there are multiple people coming at you. As for those saying that someone should have helped her, as Earth Wind & Fire once said “That's the way of the world.”

You can no longer say “These kids today...” because they learned all of their behaviors from adults. Eventually footage of this girl being beaten to death will show up online because one of the students that filmed it, and I assure you its ten at the least, will be compelled to post it because that is what people, not just kids, do these days.

There is another story of a 15 year old pregnant girl in Tennessee that gets her ass kicked on the regular at school and that footage is online. People have to be the first one to post what they have recorded to get more views, thumbs up, and likes. I just checked and screen shots have already appeared which is pretty much her last moments on Earth. Having her hair pulled as she is being attacked in school. 

One of the girls involved in the attack wrote on Instagram seeming to confess if this is real. I was going to attempt to type what she said but my spell check started smoking. Reading the reactions on Twitter gives you a good idea of how misplaced anger can be. Folks, mostly young girls, are upset that she was killed over a boy as if there is some other reason that would make more sense. If she had not died this video would already be on World Star Hip Hop or trending like when that other girl Sharkeisha girl attacked another girl over a boy.

I assure you that this will not stop. This is not even close to the end of kids fighting and killing each other over dumb shit. Instead people will be looking to record and witness the next shitty thing that humans can do to each other. Oh, and I have to point out that if Amy looked like Sharkeisha that the comments online would be very different.

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