Thursday, July 5, 2007

Perspective from a 12 year old

Rahjeen Mitchell is not a remarkable little girl. She is a remarkable person.

Rahjeen Mitchell woke up last week in a hospital, woozy with a foggy memory. The
12-year-old figured she must have fallen and hit her head.

She had been hit in the forehead by an errant bullet outside her home June 13, the same day she graduated from Barton Elementary School. Rahjeen then learned that Cortney Terry, the stepson of her mother's best friend, someone she had known nearly all her life, had been charged in the shooting.

"I hate the act, but I forgive him," she said. "I know he is remorseful."

If only she could stop all the Milwaukee gun violence.

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