UK WRITERS: ‘AN OPEN LETTER TO GANG MEMBERS’ BY LISA BENT

MAD NEWS UK

Check out fellow blogger Lisa Bent’sbrilliant open letter to misguided  gang members.

We live in a time when the biggest threat on the street is from someone who looks like you. This concept is so alien to me because years before, the threat would have come from the National Front, The Klu Klux Klan and many years before that, the slave master.  If you knew your history you would consider this prospect with shame. If you fully understood the many hazards of your lifestyle and  how your premature death would affect your friends and family, what would you change about your actions? If you had the gift of foresight and you could literally see the shock, trauma and suffering that your mother will experience as she identifies your body in the morgue, what would you change about your actions?

If you are going to live for something, live for something with meaning…

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