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.