*This extremely sad article reopens the conversation about the need for more strict laws on gun control. Simply put: firearms are in the hands of too many of the wrong people. Teens are killing and being killed in the whole gang-war issue; guns are being used in home invasions; people are choosing to end their lives using this method; and now, a man who obviously felt his masculinity had been compromised or his ego bruised after a woman in a bar declined his advances, tracked her down, and shot and killed her.
All of these scenarios had one thing in common: A GUN.
The woman, 29-year-old Janese Talton-Jackson, a mother of two, was found lying in the street on North Lang Avenue at approximately 2 a.m. A shooting in the Homewood area of Pittsburgh had been reported and police took 41-year-old Charles McKinney into custody soon after.
WTAE reports that McKinney approached the woman at Cliff’s Bar, but Talton-Jackson wasn’t interested and declined the approach. It was then that McKinney followed the woman outside of the bar and shot her in the chest.
The authorities arrived on the scene. But it was a traffic stop that got McKinney in trouble. According to the report, he overheard a police radio announcing the shooting and he got spooked and raced away in his car, bringing attention to himself. The cops followed him and even fired shots at him. He eventually crashed into a parked car, and ended up in the hospital where he was treated for his wounds.
He was apprehended soon after.
McKinney faces charges of homicide, two counts of aggravated assault, firearms without a license, fleeing or attempting to elude police, two counts of possession with intent to deliver, two counts of recklessly endangering another person and reckless driving, according to WTAE .
So now women are being killed because they don’t want to talk with every Tom, Dick and Harry that approaches them? And we are not talking about being nasty and disrespectful when a man approaches you. That is not necessary. We are talking about simply not interested in engaging in a conversation.
I don’t know the details of what occurred here. But I also don’t think I need details. Why? Because there were none! That’s what makes this shit so senseless. It was most likely cut and dry. And he couldn’t handle the rejection.
As far as I’m concerned, even hell would be too good a place for him to rot in.