Sunday, February 17, 2008


File this one under the "What the F@CK were they Thinking?" category. I mean, the loss of human life is tragic, but forgive me for being a little cynical if STUPIDITY was to blame. The victims ranged in ages from 20 - 60 and the eldest victim was a 61 year old grandfather whose body was torn apart while he was trying to get a glimpse of the race.

This is just too damn sad. People have complained about the police not responding to calls from neighbors about all of the noise and commotion (the races started at 12:30am and the accident occurred at 3:30am). Again, instead of black people holding themselves accountable for their actions, we have community groups and the victims' family members blaming everyone else EXCEPT themselves.

To the families and survivors: I will not apologize nor offer my condolences for your pain because your family members were STUPID! Be grateful that you're still living and hopefully you'll take this opportunity to act like you have some damn sense next time.

Read the full story here.


clnmike said...

Hey whats up!

Although it was a very heavy handed delivery I will have to agree with you no one is to blame but the victims in this.

Ive done my share of racing when I was younger and I knew it was on me what ever the out come.

Stupid, yeah but that is usually what comes with being young.

The older victim is the one that has to be questioned here.

But in regards to the police it is their job to respond period regardless if it some one putting their own life in danger. Poor police response for one little thing leads to a poor response to something major. That is an issue for me.

Veronica Henry said...

I guess I've been living with my head in the sand, because I had no idea people even drag raced anymore.

Hard hitting post definitely, but have to agree with you, there is an undeniable tendency to place blame anywhere except where it lies.

What on earth a 61 year old was doing there is beyond me.

BLKSeaGoat said...


LOL... You should know my level of vitriol for stupidity by now. While I think it's a tragedy, I can't get upset about it because the people brought it on themselves. I feel the same way about Tarika Wilson, the two dudes who were killed by the neighbor for robbing someone's house, HOVEY street, etc. Stupidity kills!!!

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