9 de Diciembre, 2007
7 year old takes 6 slugs for mama
IT SHOULD NEVER have had to come to this, but a child (Alexis Goggins) has saved her mother's life from a crazy, murderous, ex-boyfriend by shielding her mother from a hail of bullets with her own body:
A 7-year-old-girl is being hailed as an “angel from heaven” and a hero for jumping in front of an enraged gunman, who pumped six bullets into the child as she used her body as a shield to save her mother’s life.
Alexis Goggins, a first-grader at Campbell Elementary School, is in stable condition at Children’s Hospital in Detroit recovering from gunshot wounds to the eye, left temple, chin, cheek, chest and right arm.
“She is an angel from heaven,” said Aisha Ford, a family friend for 15 years who also was caught up in the evening of terror.
The girl’s mother, Selietha Parker, 30, was shot in the left side of her head and her bicep by a former boyfriend, who police said was trying to kill Parker. The gunman was disarmed by police and arrested at the scene of the shooting, a Detroit gas station. Police identified him as Calvin Tillie, 29, a four-time convicted felon whom Parker had dated for six months.
—snagged from Sylvia
First thing this morning, this was an emotional read. But then I made the mistake of trying to Digg the article and of course ran into the ever-lovable and far too often insane Internet crowd..
The first poster at the Digg site responds:
by Deputy_Doodah on 12/05/2007
What an article. The girl's last name and the mom's last name are (of course) different, and the ex-boyfriend is a four-time convicted felon.
Black culture in the United States has become degenerate. Black people really seemed to be getting their shit together and standing up for themselves culminating in the civil rights movement. Then they pissed all that achievement away.
Since then, a black subculture has taken hold where this "family" scenario has become typical and with it, crime, government dependence, and sociopathic behavior. Other communities have trashy people too but they're rejected. But for blacks this is not only the norm, it's celebrated, and the blacks who reject that lifestyle are denigrated and attacked by their own families and communities.
Find me a black mama anymore with a HUSBAND who hasn't been in jail, and 2-3 kids where the entire family has the same last name and you'll find a situation that has become pretty rare in this country.
Got a little off-topic there..... but what a brave little girl. I hope she doesn't follow her mama's example and grows up to be something. She certainly has the guts to do that.
Off-topic???? It's absolutely hateful to respond to this article in such a condescending, cold, and idiotic and hostile way—and all so casually. If this degenerate is a cop after all, why does he not comment on the fact that if HIS people had done their job as they should have, this might not even have happened at all!
Ford said she dialed 911 on her cell phone as she walked into the station.“The first operator clicked off and I dialed again and told that operator a guy with a gun was holding me hostage with a mother and baby and threatening to kill us. I told her the name of the gas station and then she said they didn’t have a unit to send.” Ford said she paid for $5 of gas and slowly returned to the vehicle, stalling for time as she handed Tillie the change. She said she kept stopping and starting the pump, hoping the police would show up. “I told him I needed more gas and took money out of my purse and went back into the station,” she said. The attendant, Mohammad Alghazali, 30, said he noticed Ford was crying and she told him what was happening. He called 911 as he heard shots coming from the vehicle.
[ ]Alghazali said a police car on a street nearby arrived in less than a minute after his call.
—snagged from Sylvia
Oh, what, "Deputy Doodah"??? Nothing to say on that end? Hmmmmm? Fucking typical. But I think the most stomach-curdling part of that Digg post was all the backup he was getting. "People will say you are racist, but you're not, man! Black people ARE oppressing themselves! Even Cosby says so!"
I, of course, ain't Cosby.
Deputy Doodah, you are a crazy, stupid, racist fuck. And I can't believe you have so much backup here on an article where a woman and her child were almost murdered by another crazy fucking man. What a sick world we live in and no wonder I can't stand so many groups of people if they are made up of ignorant wastes of human oocyte like yourself. Of all reactions to have. Of all angles to push, and you condemn blacks in reaction to a beautiful and brave gesture made by a young black child in the face of horror. She, too, you know is part of the "black culture." And look at what she has done. How many times have your children stopped bullets for you? Or anyone? How many times have you? Next time you catch a bullet, I'll run up and condemn your people, how about that? Idiota.
This is why my Web 2.0 ain't half what it used to be. I just can't imagine who these people are sometimes, out here. I just don't even want to know them. Or see them or hear them. Fools hopping on the Blacks Are Oppressing Themselves. Have you ANY idea what people live through, have lived through, still live through, in this society if they are not white? (And yes, we can include "straight" and "male" and "clearly-defined in one of various areas" and other qualifiers). Do you even know what the gilded frame feels like to someone not in the picture? To see an act of murderous intent and an act of unbelievable self-sacrifice and heroism and then to just spit this out...ugh. Read some history, psychology, philosophy, Deputy Dickbrain, but eh. You can't study up on Humanity. What's the point.
Alexis Goggins, that's right. She's the point. Alexis is in critical condition, but recovering and will probably lose her eye. She is in and out of consciousness, and you can read more at Sylvia's post. And if you want to help the Goggins Family in this time, here is the info:
Checks should be made out to the Alexis Goggins Hero Fund and sent to Campbell Elementary School in care of the Alexis Goggins Hero Fund, 2301 E Alexandrine St, Detroit, 48207. For information, call (313) 494-2052.
Spread the word if you have time and interest, por favor.