I’m sure, by now, everyone has seen or heard about the bullying video of Keaton. It sparked an “I STAND WITH KEATON” movement on social media. Several movie stars and famous athletes have responded to the little boy. They have all offered words of encouragement and invited him to games and movie premiers.
Recently Joe Schilling, an MMA fighter, reached out to Keaton and his family. He expressed that he’d love to meet Keaton and his family and even invited Keaton to L.A. to watch an MMA fight. The series of messages that came next, screen shots taken by Schilling, were a bit shocking! Keaton’s mother, or someone claiming to be her, apparently only wanted money due to “not being rich” and even made comments along the lines of “us white people sticking together.” What the hell? There is a GoFund me account, presumably by the Jones family, that has raised roughly $60,000 but it has been suspended due to these claims. I read this morning that Schilling has removed his video due to backlash of not knowing whether this was the real Mrs. Jones he was messaging. But still…it’s a shame we live in a world where we have to question things like this. We have to question the “truth” people speak and their motives. It’s sad.
Setting this controversy aside…I really hope this child gets help from his school and community if he’s being bullied. I also hope we all learn to stand together against shit like this!
According to President Trump’s tweet (such a weird word, to me!), he is fed up with the rising crime rate of Chicago. He wrote, “If Chicago doesn’t fix the horrible ‘carnage’ going on, 228 shootings in 2017 with 42 killings (up 24% from 2016), I’ll send in the Feds!”
I have read comment after comment on social media and people are divided on this statement. Some are for the help and some against it. In my opinion, Chicago has been getting worse every year for while now. I’m not saying other cities aren’t bad, but they don’t call Chicago “CHIRAQ” for nothing! We are only 26 days into this year and already have over 40 killings there. That’s a damn shame!
As of today, according to heyjackass.com, 45 have been shot and killed, 219 shot and wounded, 264 total shot and 46 total homicides. Seriously?!? If Chicago cannot get its crime under control, why not have assistance? I know most are bringing up martial law and saying help would create a bigger mess. Chicago is already a huge mess. How about the National Guard? I’m not trying to promote violence on violence, believe me. But can you imagine what the citizens of Chicago must go through on a daily basis? I’m guessing many live in fear and wish life could be less threatening. And yes, you can bring up the fact that Chicago needs more jobs and such. You can bring up the fact of low- income. But I don’t see new jobs being able to become available until the killings stop. Business owners are already struggling and have been struggling for years. No one wants to be out and about in all that mess. It’s hard to build up a city that is constantly tearing itself down. What else should be done? Should Chicago be left alone to continue their war on each other? Should innocent children continue to be caught in the crossfire? I’m interested to read what you think on this matter.
Here is a video I came across of the lovely sounds of Chicago when the sun goes down.