*Tragedy struck a Chicago family hard on Independence Day after their 7-year-old son, Amari Brown, was shot and killed while playing in a front yard in Humboldt Park in Chicago on Saturday night, according to a report by ABC7.
Eight people out of 44 were shot fatally. At least 30 of them within a one hour time span. Continue reading →
*This is one Father’s Day, a Baltimore, Maryland man will never forget. What happened on this day will set the tone for the rest of Wilbert Carter’s days. It also brings to the fore the responsibility and accountability of a parent, even when that parent feels they need a break to celebrate a day especially designed for them.
Being a parent doesn’t allow for any off-duty time.
Carter, 31, made a dreadful decision on Father’s Day; when he decided to leave his 2-year-old daughter, Leasia Carter, in the car so that he could go drinking with his buddies.
The temperatures on this day was nearly 90-degrees. And that was outside, so inside the car it reached sweltering heights.
Leasia was left strapped to her car seat and when her father left the bar, drunk, he got in the car and drove straight home; never looking back and fell into bed.
The child, who police say was inside the hot car for at least 16 hours, wasn’t even thought about until the next day when she was discovered.
*An eight month old baby girl has died as a result of not being helped by an EMT medic that refused to go into the family’s home to assist with the medical emergency she was suffering from.
The medic has since been fired.
On May 30, EMT medic Ann Marie Thomas from Detroit, Michigan, received a frantic call that an eight-month-old girl had stopped breathing.
But after the medic arrived, and was close enough to the scene to assist, she flatly refused to do so–and instead parked her emergency vehicle, which had all of the necessary equipment, around the corner from the house where the distressed baby, Anaya Wright-Trussell, struggled to breathe. Continue reading →
*A woman after my own heart, is what many of us animal-lovers are thinking after reading the headline to this story.
Yang Xiaoyun, 65, may not strike you as a wealthy woman; but that didn’t seem to hold her back from paying a sizable amount of money to rescue 100 dogs from being eaten during an annual dog meat festival, according to a media statement on Sunday.
The animal-loving Xiaoyun paid about 7,000 yuan (US$1,100) to save the dogs in the southern city of Yulin on Saturday, web portal Netease reported.Continue reading →
*Our worst nightmare became a father’s reality. While a man was pumping gas, a teenager jumped inside his SUV and carjacked his vehicle. The man didn’t let go. Instead, he held on to the truck to protect its precious cargo.
His 8-year-old son, who was in the back seat.
Malcolm Milliones and his fiancee’s had driven separate cars on the Sunday that the incident happened. But they both pulled in to the gas station at the same time, with Milliones’ driving the woman’s 2014 Kia Optima.
Milliones said that his fiancee went inside to pay for the gas, and just moments after she came out, while he was taking the gas cap off, the teen jumped in the car. Continue reading →