Updated: Mar 1, 2019
Author: Cina James
A couple of weeks ago a teenage girl was beat down by several people ("jumped") in a Brooklyn McDonald's while a restaurant full of kids and adults (as in over 18) stood by and Recorded.
Now I can't tell you why this girl was beat down and I honestly could care less, but what I can tell you is that a store full of people sat there, watched, commented, looked on, and recorded as this girl was punched, stomped, and everything else.
What shocked me about this was that this child and her mother allegedly refused to press charges or talk after police took the report.
There are so many reasons why I'm disgusted by this, but I'm going to try to keep it short with these three points:
1. Where were the adults who cared enough to break up this teenage brawl? Have we gotten to the point where we could truly care less about whether someone is beat to death right in front of us or were they that afraid of a bunch of amped up children? I can't understand if they were scared, unbothered, entertained or all of the above and just froze in confusion as opposed to springing into action to diffuse the situation. Are these teens that out of control and dangerous that every last person in McDonald's chose to look the other way?
2. This young victim could have been murdered/beat to death in McDonald's as a minimum of 10 people looked on. Her life could have ended and the perpetrators could have ended up in the prison system over what I'm sure was petty high school drama. Were these teens that angry that they were willing to throw their life away with one wrong punch too many? Were they that mad that they were not even concerned with the possibility of having a criminal record? Why are these young ladies that angry? Do they not understand that they have a higher purpose in life?
3. Why couldn't this young lady's parents press charges? Are we seriously to the point where our street credibility is worth more than our self worth, values and morals? I can't imagine not pressing charges against a group of girls who could have beaten my child half way to death. I tried, but couldn't come up with one reason why I wouldn't. Can you?
Honestly, I could go on for days about my issues with this situation, but I'm trying to keep these posts short (for now).
If you thought this post was going to be a video showing someone being beat down and actually read this to see that, you might be apart of the growing problem.
How can you love yourself, your culture and neighbors if you take pleasure and pride in seeing someone beat down for some non important, insignificant reason?
For the life of me I can't understand the hate in the heart of some women for their own sisters. It's scary to think that we hate each other so much that we will risk our freedom to see another woman hurting.
If this is not hate, what is? Share your thoughts & Comment!
Cina James - Co-Founder
Cina is a passionate, multi-faceted entrepreneur and mentor that has worked and served women for over ten years. Her experience spans doing PR work for years, starting and running multiple internet businesses, running a speaker's bureau and her latest venture, opening and running a beauty services shop,
Superior Beauty Services in the Atlanta area. Cina's reputation for mentorship precedes her with several mentee relationships under her wing. Cina is passionate about uniting young women and empowering them to be everything they can be in business and life!