There are some crimes so unspeakable - it's hard to even write about them. Last week  one year old Mason Samaad Brown was raped  and killed allegedly by 24 year old Saleem Salaam.  Then I got a call from my good friend Shelly Yates Whittington.  Mason was her step grandson.  Shelly knows heartache too well.  Her 5 year old son Marcus Yates was killed in the cross fire in 1988.  It's one of the reasons I got involved in violence prevention.  Yesterday would have been his birthday.  When Marcus was killed - it shocked the city.  Are we so numbed by the number of murders of children we're losing our ability to be truly outraged?  I hope not.

You can help Mason's family pay for funeral expenses.  They've almost reached their goal of raising $3000.00.  If you'd like to help click here.