The murder of 8-year-old Alaysha Carradine


Normally I patiently wait until I gather my feelings before I write about a particular topic but not this time. 8-year-old Alaysha Carradine was shot to death when a gunman sprayed the apartment in Oakland, CA where she was having a sleepover.  Two other children ages 4 and 7 were also wounded. As of this very moment no one is in custody for the shooting.


It’s so disturbing that I can scarcely find the words to express myself. I have an 8-year-old daughter but I still can’t imagine the pain that her parents are experiencing right now. I also can’t imagine the level of depravity necessary to shoot up a room full of children. Does that individual consider himself to be a gangster? Do his friends give him props when they see him? The killer came up to the front door. There is no way that he didn’t know children were in there. I really can’t comprehend why we hate one another so much.



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