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85. Tagger Shoots Woman
A 58-year-old woman, mother of three, grandmother of
, was shot twice in the head Friday night.
was driving to the Wal-Mart east of Pasadena.
a block from her home, she saw two
spray-painting graffiti on a new building. She honked
the kids. They continued to tag the building.
honked again. Then she got out of her
and started yelling at them to stop it.
turned around and shouted obscenities at her. She
back into her car, telling the boys that
was calling the police.
She did not notice
car behind her. The car pulled up next
her. The passenger window rolled down, and two
were fired. The two boys, who had been
, walked over to the woman’s car. One opened
driver’s door and grabbed her purse. The other
the passenger door and dug through the glove
. Then they calmly got into their friend’s car
left the scene.
It is said, “If good
are silent, evil will win.” This woman was
silent, yet evil won. The police
a 19-year-old who they think fired the shots. He will
tried. If convicted, he will go to prison
20 years, where he will get free food,
, and medical care. And where he’ll learn how
commit other crimes.
But because the prisons are
overcrowded, he will probably get out in 10
. So, at the age of about 30, he
be out committing more crimes, while three children
eight grandchildren will never get to grow older
their grandma. For bravely speaking up, she was
down. People say that what goes around, comes
. But how often does that happen to cold-blooded