Author: jbb

Change must come.

Today we should be celebrating Mark’s 34th birthday. Instead he was immortalized at 12 from a gunshot to the head. In recent years, every time Mark’s birthday or the day he was killed comes around, I’ve reminded myself to be grateful for his influence on my life. Today is different. Today I’m battling disappointment and anger. The tragic story of what happened to Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin has warped into the story of Kyle Rittenhouse. For those that may not know, Kyle is a 17 year old kid who drove across state lines, murdered 2 people, shot and injured a third person, walked towards police while holding a rifle, and after giving some hand signals, was free to go. Yes, he has since been arrested and charged with 1st degree murder, but the fact remains that local police knew there were people shot and killed and yet they let him walk away from the scene. Meanwhile, Jacob Blake tried to intervene and stop a fight and a cop shoots him in the back SEVEN …