The following is an editorial from FOX6 WBRC-TV General Manager Lou Kirchen, first aired on Tuesday, March 26:
Over the last several days, our community has been shocked by multiple acts of violence. A group of concerned young men on the Wenonah High School basketball team have gotten together to produce a video to address the senseless loss of life. This is their message...
Justin: It's kinda sad that people are going around killing each other.
Artis: I know a mother, a father, brother or sister that was related that 15-year-old getting killed, I know it can be devastating.
Isaiah: It's just sad, young people just gonna die early now for no reason in senseless crimes.
Tyquan: It's really sad because I had my little brother out there, he was playing around when it happened..... All fun. Like everyone should be playing around having fun...Not all that violence should be happening, people shooting each other, fighting.
Artis: I just put em in my prayer, keep their family lifted up.
Justin: Everything supposed to be fun, supposed to go to the park to have fun, to play around and enjoy your family, not to go out there and get killed.
Derrunya: I just wanted to say in the city of Birmingham we gotta stop the violence cause it has an effect on all younger children that are coming up in the new generation.
Justin: Stop the violence.
Tyquan: Please stop the violence.
Derrunya: I'm Derrunya Wilson, everybody call me "Bear".....I made history by winning three consecutive rings. Most young children, I just want to say that I was that kid who thought I wasn't ever gonna make it. But I kept dreaming, stayed home while praying and just doing the little things made me become a better person. And now, I can say I'm the first person in my family to go to college.
Justin: Enjoy life, have fun and stop the violence.
What do you think?
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