Not a week ago, Colin Kaepernick promoted a world where the police and prisons were no longer needed. For the quarterback, criminals hadn’t failed society, society failed the criminals. Well, if you want a glimpse into the world Kaepernick wants, just take a look at the Democratic ran Baltimore where a bus driver was fatally shot. But not before the suspect returned to the scene and shot the victim several more times and remains at large.
The crime happened Thursday morning when bus driver, Marcus Parks, was making one of his routine stops near the Jonestown neighborhood. Before Parks could react, an unidentified suspect approached the bus with the intent of robbing him. The man tried multiple times to get on the bus, but Parks resisted, leading to the man snatching Park’s belongings. Sadly, Parks gave chase but was shot when the suspect turned around and opened fire.
According to a police spokesman Donny Moses, “At around 10:30 we had an officer here at the 1200 block of East Fayette, he heard gunshots. His attention was drawn to the corner, he saw a bus and he saw a bus driver out on the ground who had just been shot,” Moses said. “Additionally, he observed a suspect. He did attempt to chase the subject, however, the officer was not able to apprehend the suspect.”
On top of the police statement, an eyewitness recalled the account of watching Parks give chase to the suspect. While an argument is what started the horrible incident, the eyewitness couldn’t believe watching the suspect return to the scene only to shoot the victim several more times. The eyewitness said, “He tumbled and that was it. He didn’t move. He was laying there and the guy came back and shot him again.”
While Police are searching for the suspect, the Mayor of Baltimore Bernard C. Jack Young tweeted his sadness about the loss of not just an essential worker but a friend. He also called for the city to stand up and stop the violence that has been raging throughout America.
Remembering his friend, the Mayor tweeted, “Attacking an essential worker during a global pandemic is the epitome of depravity,” he said. “We must have an end to these senseless acts of violence and as a city, we must find other ways to cope instead of resorting to violence. Mr. Parks was a personal friend and will be remembered as a dedicated public servant and a true hero to the residents of Baltimore city. My thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time. May his memory be a blessing.”
This piece was written by Jeremy Porter on October 10, 2020. It originally appeared in DrewBerquist.com and is used by permission.
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