Am I my brother’s keeper?
“I have a 45 and I will put a cap in anyone who looks at me” screamed the young man marching down the street. You see I am downtown a lot and I park away near the mission to avoid paying for parking downtown. The young man’s back was to me; so he did not see me and I could not see if he had a gun or not. I rattled off the following in my mind:
1. Probably high, look at the area I am in.
2. If I call 911 then I have to wait for the police to arrive, I don’t have the time — busy, and I just don’t want to get involved.
3. What if the police can’t find him? Then it is more time lost answering all their questions that I don’t have answers for.
Looking back I am glad nothing happened because I was too busy to make a 911 call and did not want to get involved. Maybe as a nation that is part of the issue, too busy and don’t want to get involved. Maybe as a nation it is time we stop being so busy, stop talking so much, and start listening.
Curtis Lanford, Meridian