“People who shut their eyes to reality simply invite their own destruction…” -James Baldwin
On June 8, 2015, Marqwan Delshuwn Beserra, 18, from South Bend, Ind., is said to have been visiting the home of a female friend when the father of the woman’s child, Jerry Wright, 21, also stopped by. Almost immediately upon Wright’s arrival, he and Beserra engaged in a heated verbal exchange, which caused a third party to escort both men outside the home. The argument escalated, according to a witness statement, apparently prompting Beserra to inform Wright that he was strapped.
When all was said and done, shots were fired, Wright was dead, and Beserra had fled the scene.
After nearly three months on the run, U.S Marshals tracked Beserra to the Atlanta metro area, where he was taken into custody on Friday, and is currently awaiting extradition.
June proved a busy month for Beserra as he was already scheduled to appear in an Indiana court for two prior arrests in February: resisting law enforcement and carrying a handgun without a permit.
So here’s what I need to understand: is it really that deep? Is any argument worth the blood on one’s hands and time behind the fence?
Ras Baraka, one-time principal at Newark, NJ’s Central High School, and Newark’s current mayor, said it best as he addressed the school’s student body after a student was shot. Please, peep his message, absorb it.