Friday, February 26, 2016

Gun Control

Hello and welcome to my blog. I thank you for reading my blog another week. So this week's topic is going to be about gun control. Gun control is an extremely sensitive topic for lots of people in the world. Many people have lost loved ones due to gun violence and have no type of involvement in a certain situation. There has been scary and serious situations with guns, like innocent people being shot, or school shootings. Why is anyone allowed to buy a gun without a problem? I feel as if the gun law should be enforced every where, I understand there are lots of people that feel as if guns should be free reign but, not everyone uses the guns for the same purposes. Some people claim to use the guns for "protection" but protection for what purposes? There is the big argument that says " guns don't kill people, people kill people" but the fact still remains that the bullet is the one that pierces and punctures the skin that could wound and potentially kill a person. Having the gun in your hand gives you the power to shoot someone, guns have always been a huge problem and in my personal opinion everyone needs a permit or legal documentation to own a gun. I don't appreciate guns at all because there are so many lives lost due to irresponsible gun violence.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Police Brutality

This is week 5 of the blogs. This weeks blog topic is about a hard hitting topic, some people might find this offensive but, refrain from reading if you have a problem. Police brutality is a very sensitive and touchy subject. Recently there has been too many deaths in today's society and people are fearing the police more than feeling safe around them. Some people would prefer to deal with a situation themselves rather than calling the police because they feel as if death is too high of a risk when dealing with the police. Police brutality has always been a thing but recently it seems as if the reports of police brutality is at an all time high. Everything started to get out of hand after the Trayvon Martin case, when George Zimmerman was announced innocent people went crazy. They began to boycott, wreck things, invade homes and much more. Instead of police dealing with the people appropriately they shoot. The police don't only shoot once, they shoot multiple times. If a person is coming at an officer unarmed why must the person be shot? Why can't they be tazed instead? They're unarmed so they can't hurt the officer too badly. Another case of police brutality is the Tony Robinson case, he was nineteen years old at the time he was fatally shot and killed. He was another victim who was unarmed but shot because the officer couldn't defend himself. Tony Robinson was allegedly jumping in front of cars and screaming which is why his friends called for help. Not knowing their friend would be killed in front of them. Another account of police brutality is officers sexually assaulting innocent woman while on duty. Just recently a nineteen year old girl was forced to perform oral on the officer because as the officers said "you have to do what the police tell you to do." Some police officers are letting the uniform over power them, they feel as if they're invincible but they must remember they're human too and everything comes at a cost. Not all officers are innocent and not all officers are bad but, they have made it so our society doesn't trust them.

Friday, February 12, 2016

The Harsh Reality

This weeks blog has to do with a hard hitting topic involving suicide. If you don't feel comfortable reading about a topic like this please refrain from reading or commenting. February 10th, 2016 there was a suicide committed on the steps of an Ohio Statehouse by a Black Lives Matter activist. The young man that committed suicide name was MarShawn M. McCarrel and he was just twenty three years old. He fatally shot himself on Monday after posting on his facebook that "My demons won today, I'm sorry." The previous night McCarrel and his mother attended a NAACP awards ceremony where he accepted an award. The authorities still have no idea why he killed himself, they say it is likely that he was suffering from a mental illness prior to killing himself. He killed himself in public but, no one was there to witness McCarrel pulling the trigger. His death has over 1,000 shares all over Facebook and still no one has any idea why he killed himself instead of seeking help. His suicide was no accident and sources say "We've been working so hard, and yet the conditions for the people in our community and the people that he loved and cared about are still so hard,” Shack said. “ I have to imagine that that burden weighed a lot on him." So this suicide was probably because the stress was too much. All lives matter and it is very sad that another life was lost. Rest in Peace. 

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Is It Fair?

Hello readers, this week we are going to go into a bit deeper topic. I apologize for not having a post last week, things happened. So, this week we are going to talk about abortion, whether it should be legal or not. In my personal opinion I feel as if abortion should be legal given certain circumstances. If a person was raped and impregnated they should have the option of keeping the baby or not. What if that baby is a constant reminder of the day that the person was raped? Will that cause the mother to have anxiety attacks? Will it cause the mother to go crazy? Will the mother be able to take care of the child with out hating it? And the answer to these questions are we don't know, we wouldn't know what happened, it all depends of the mother carrying the child. Some rape victim mothers sometimes can't live with the fact that they are carrying their attackers sperm and kill themselves instead of giving birth.  Should a woman be given the option of abortion if she is mentally ill or internally ill? Again in my opinion I believe yes a woman should be given the option because she wouldn't want her child to have the possibility of developing the gene of the illness she has. Though it could be argued that there is a possibility that the child wouldn't be born with the illness as well. What I don't think should be granted abortion rights is if you were irresponsibly and un safely having sex. I understand mistakes happen but if you willingly chose to have sex then you have to live with the responsibility of being a parent . I'm not saying to not have sexual interaction but just be safe and careful before you're a parent too early. So yes, abortion rights should be granted given the circumstances .