The nation is in shock today after a young man in his twenties killed his mother and then traveled to Sandy Hook Elementary school where he shot and killed twenty-seven people, which included twenty children, six adults. This shooting follows the mall shooting in Oregon, which followed the theater shooting in Colorado. However, I cannot help but notice that the same concern and grief is not shown to other victims of indiscriminate violence at the hands of Americans. I see no difference in the acts of violence carried out by lone gunmen or by those operating drone attacks upon civilians.
Brother Shareef Hameed joins me tonight to discuss this tragedy, the underlying issues and will give us a preview of his upcoming lecture at the North Carolina Central University in the Criminal Justice Bldg. The topics the lecture will cover are Marijuana, Crack, Cocaine, Alcohol, Ritalin and saving our youth from the Walking Dead.
Bro. Hameed has a Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice and currently pursuing a Masters degree in Substance Abuse Counseling. He is currently working as a Substance Abuse Counselor for boys ages 14-18 with substance abuse problems in Durham, NC. He is also the Black History instructor & mentor for the Rites of Passage program at NCCU.
After we speak to Bro. Hameed, we will air my interview with Dr. Maximilian C. Forte. He works in Department of Sociology & Anthropology at Concordia University and has a new book out titled "Slouching Towards Sirte: NATO's War on Libya and Africa". The book looks at among other things, the overthrow of the Gaddafi government in Libya, the lies told to achieve this and the racist aftermath.