Rest in Peace - Photos Used are Only to Pay Respect to those no longer with us

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Rewind to 2002: A Mother Weeps Twice




2002 was a very nasty year. The photos you see are of Chemere and Yannick Roache. Both Yannick and Chemere were killed by the gun violence that continues to plague the black community.

Chemere supposedly was exiting a club with her boyfriend and supposedly her boyfriend and another man had beef. The man began repeatedly shooting as Chemere and her boyfriend tried to drive off. Yannick was killed right in front of his building as he exited a taxicab. His daughter and girlfriend witnessed it all.

As a mother how do you cope with losing two children within one year. I can't imagine the pain that the mother of these young children suffered seeing her children both buried due to shootings. This is not normal. Parents sit there and hope the best for their kids, no parent in the world expects their child to die before they do but unfortunately this is now normal in the black community. Black men especially are dying in their prime and way before their parents.

The killings that continue to go on are unnecessary. Mothers, Fathers, Sister, Brothers, Uncles, Aunts friends are continuously mourning over and over for these young men that continue to go to their graves. it must stop, I'm tired of seeing the families mourn. Rest in peace Chemere and Yannick.