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White Neighbor Shoots 8-Year-Old Because ‘he wanted to.’

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By Dr. Sinclair Grey III

The shooting of a child always leaves a community in pain and disbelief. Think about it for a moment. A child simply wants to play and have fun. No matter who the child is, there’s a common thread among children called joy, happiness, love, and innocence. Under no circumstances should a child be forced to live and endure a nightmare.

Unfortunately, 8-year-old Donald Maiden, Jr known as D.J. is suffering his own nightmare after being shot in the face by a neighbor outside an apartment complex in Dallas. D.J. was playing tag outside when 46-year-old, Brian Cloninger, a white man shot little D.J. When police asked Cloninger why he shot D.J., he told police, ‘he wanted to.’ Words cannot express how his behavior has triggered outrag within the community and for those who are following this story.

D.J., as you can imagine, had to undergo major surgery. He was hooked up to machines and breathing tubes. A metal plate and wire mesh were used to hold his jaw together. “

D.J. still has a tracheotomy tube in his neck to help him breathe, and is due for reconstructive surgery on March 10, but he is functioning normally as anyone could expect an 8-year-old was shot for seemingly no reason to function.”

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Even though D.J. will face many surgeries to repair the physical damage, the emotional and psychological damage will not easily go away. D.J.’s mother, Monique Locklin says that her son fears that Cloninger will get out of jail to return to hurt him or somebody else. D.J. tries to avoid talking about the shooting and his family is supportive of that. .

With regard to Cloninger, he is still in jail and no trial date has been set. The family wants him to receive the maximum so that justice can be brought to D.J.

This is definitely a sad story. I want to caution you after reading this, the heinous act of one person cannot bring judgment on a group of people.

Source: The Root

Dr. Sinclair Grey III is a speaker, activist, published author of (4) books, life coach, and liberator of persons from all intellectual, social and cultural walks of life. He is a committed advocate for change. Email: drgrey@sinclairgrey.org. Follow on Twitter @drsinclairgrey. Visit his website: www.sinclairgrey.org

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  1. Buckwheat

    February 21, 2014 at 7:33 pm

    Malcolm was right!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Sylvia

    February 21, 2014 at 9:54 pm

    Just to repeat
    “This is definitely a sad story. I want to caution you after reading this, the heinous act of one person cannot bring judgment on a group of people.”
    God gave us the power of the vote. Just as we voted Obama in, we can vote can vote others out. Please get involved with your local elections. We are still living in the best country in the world,
    We could be living in the Ukraine!

    • Bob

      February 23, 2014 at 7:02 am

      @Sylvia: Tell this 8 year old child he is living in the best country in the world and “we could be living in the Ukraine!”

      Is this your idea of a cruelty joke?

    • Al dawson

      February 23, 2014 at 3:26 pm

      For the loveof God, I can’t understand what voting have to do with a white man shoting an eight year old black kid. Millions of people vote in every election and we still have whites killing blacks. Please help me to understand where you are going with this statement.

  3. JB

    February 21, 2014 at 10:51 pm

    The hell with all of this marching, singing kumbala, turning the other cheek and trying to get petitions sign. I feel we need to start getting even and fighting back instead of black on black crime. We have endured over 5 centuries of oppression from these damn crackers. It time to turn the tables.

  4. marcus davis

    February 21, 2014 at 11:40 pm

    Sickening,whites are nothing but cowards .

  5. J. D. Hill

    February 22, 2014 at 12:17 am

    If anyone thinks that “an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth” is the answer, then think again! Sure, Blacks have aright to defend themselves from injury and death. But we live in a society of laws that can benefit us if we have the knowledge and the means to do so.

    Let us being first by valuing ourselves. We don’t need the white man’s blessings or cooperation to do that! When the white man knows that we think highly of each other, he will be afraid to do harm to us. He’ll know that there are serious and dire consequences for his actions. He’ll know that his future and, perhaps, his life is over.

    So, how do Blacks value other Blacks? Here are a few ways.
    1) Greet and treat each as if we are important;
    2) Help each other to know better and to do better;
    3) Don’t get mad when another Black corrects you;
    4) Learn as much as you can. Observe and read a lot.
    5) “Grass and ass” are the recreation of fools. Alcohol, if
    consumed, must be used strictly in moderation.
    6) Have a trade, a business, or a profession to support
    yourself, your children, and your parents if necessary.
    7) Own a home for yourself and your children.
    8) Seek opportunities to buy/use Black goods and services.
    9) Do for other Blacks what you would want other Blacks
    to do for you. In fact, treat everyone the way you want
    to be treated.

  6. Antonio

    February 22, 2014 at 1:29 am

    This will stop only when white people get thee same punishment as black people. The problem is the courts that won’t punish everyone equally for the same crimes. Imagine if this was a black man whom shot a white boy. What would his punishment be?

  7. warren Johnson

    February 22, 2014 at 8:22 am

    Does he have a father, older brothers, uncles? What are they doing about it? Negroes are tolerant, docile servants of wicked people and mental slaves, so the family has to act. If these racist monsters are not taught that their heinous acts have consequences, they will continue….

  8. Ben

    February 22, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    The problem is quite simple. We as Black people don’t have a Mafia, so no one is afraid of us. We need our Black Panthers back. That scared the hell out of them and they did not do things like this back then………not in places where the Panthers were at least.

  9. Ann G.

    February 22, 2014 at 5:06 pm

    I am trying very hard to NOT lump all Whites into one crazy, mental ill group but it is getting hard considering every day it appears there is a White male somewhere that thinks it is ok to shoot a Black child. Yes, I am afraid we do need our Black Panthers back! But first, we must band together and learn to respect each other as stated by J.D. Hill.. Why is it in our society we pick on the weakest? A child cannot defend his/her self against a grown ass adult, so this redneck wanted to shoot a Black Child it tells me he is nothing more than a coward! Let Bubba have him!

    • JB

      February 23, 2014 at 7:51 am

      As far as I am concern, the laws were never meant to be just for people of color. People need to wake up and smell the coffee that these hicks are “bloodthirsty” and worse than their overseeing and Jim Crow ancestors. Have the Huey Newton not the MLK mentality.

  10. Lord Logiq

    February 22, 2014 at 6:55 pm

    stop writing about it and do something about it. stop worshipping your slave master, ni99er! as long as Blacks keep bowing and kneeling before the white man’s god, they will be subject to the white man’s rules, tortures, and mental captivity.

  11. Dark Chocolate

    February 22, 2014 at 7:10 pm

    J.D. You got it right but unfortunately many on this site can’t think positively. They have been conditioned to wallow in their sorrow, and bathe in their hate. Hopefully, some will read and understand your message.

  12. Lisa Harper

    February 23, 2014 at 12:21 am

    There is no 8 year old on this earth or anyone for that matter at any age that deserves to be the victim of an idiot like this person I am definitely not quick to call a man…….. I only hope that God puts his hands on this young child and gives him the strength mentally and physically to surcome such a brutal action by another! My wish is this child overcomes this fully and positively impacts the ignorant biggots that walk this earth!

  13. Bob

    February 23, 2014 at 4:58 am

    THIS AIN”T ROCKET SCIENCE>

    Why the appalling SILENCE of our so called good liberal White people?

    Change will happen when your good, liberal White politicians, Lawyers, Doctors, car dealers, salespersons, White owned businesses you deal with, your White liberal friends, co-workers, Church members, wives, husbands, boyfriends, girlfriends, concubines etc. etc. demand change from their White racist Family members, politicians, Lawyers, Doctors, car dealers, salespersons, White owned businesses they deal with, their White racist friends, co-workers, Church members, wives, husbands, boyfriends, girlfriends, concubines etc. etc.

    Starting today, encourage and even demand, as a condition of continued relationship, that White people you know and interact with – rise up and take a real, no turning back stand against American White Racism as currently practiced by their White American “conservative” KINFOLK.

    For the Black agenda J.D. Hill’s outline gives a great starting point for turnaround, sustainability and coexistence. This ain’t rocket science.

  14. JB

    February 23, 2014 at 7:46 am

    Exactly Ben!!!!!

  15. DreamMerchant

    February 24, 2014 at 5:56 pm

    “This is definitely a sad story. I want to caution you after reading this, the heinous act of one person cannot bring judgment on a group of people.”
    Sylvia, You need to open your eyes and smell the coffee. A docile person will be walked all over. The black people have and are suffering unimaginably at the hands of white people who just don’t like, care for and even hate the entire Black race. For centuries black people have at times paid with their lives for what another black person had done. A lot of what you said is very true and needed but in the mean time and in between time, Black people in Florida need to ( Stand Their Ground ). The law would be changed the following day. I’m not a racist I’m just being for real. Only me and God knows what would happen if it were my child. ” BREAK THE WILLIE LYNCH SYNDROME”

  16. Kimberly

    February 25, 2014 at 4:18 am

    Let me guess….I would not be surprised if this man gets off…

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