Trai Byers says he is not leaving the show. “Empire” fans collectively breathe sigh of relief.
Seems Ms. Knowles may have developed a love/hate relationship with her hubby.
During the 80s-90s I was one of hundreds of Brooklyn cops and investigators who loved/hated young Shawn ‘Jay Z’ Carter’s 24/7 drug peddling operation, manned mostly by other depressed angry, frustrated, emotionally disturbed teens and young adults who were emotionally abandon, neglected and/or maltreated by their primary maternal caregivers during a critical period of their childhood development.
Thanks to a significant population of grossly immature Brooklyn moms who WILLFULLY IGNORED their parental duty and obligations to their children, as well as their moral duty and responsibility to their neighbors and community to raise and nurture fairly happy kids who mature into reasonably responsible, fairly happy teens and adults, young Shawn and his crew were free to engage in all sorts of nasty fun activities including selling highly addictive drugs to his depressed neighbors regardless of their age, emotional and/or physical condition. As well as actively using their semi-automatic ‘Mack Millis’ to stave off armed, emotionally disturbed teen and adult competitors from the nearby Tompkins and Lafayette Houses.
Thanks to Shawn and many of his crew being emotionally neglected and abandon by their apathetic primary MATERNAL caregivers, hundreds of thousands of dollars in police overtime were generated while investigating the murders, shootings and armed and forcible robberies resulting from the drug activity Shawn joyously raps about.
Today I have to chuckle/grimace when I learn a highly educated American elected to lead our country and keep us safe, holds beliefs that drug peddlers are non-violent felons.
Much of the gun violence or aftermath of gun violence I witnessed was committed against peaceful Brooklyn residents emotionally terrorized and/or physically injured (or worse) by depressed people needing funds to purchase the mind-numbing, people and community harming drug product Shawn and his OGs offered them.
Many peaceful Brooklyn residents also experienced the paralyzing horror of gun violence when drug turf wars erupted and Shawn’s ‘Mack Milli’ began blazing away, indiscriminately taking out whomever got in the way. All while terrorizing peaceful people, including me and most all the officers who signed up to be cops, not soldiers in a Chiraq type war zone populated by depressed, angry, frustrated unpredictable, undisciplined, sometimes suicidal (NY Times May 18, 2015 – Rise in Suicide by Black Children Surprises Researchers) teens and adults full of rage and resentment for being introduced to a life of pain and struggle by their irresponsible maternal caregiver.
Yup, many Brooklyn cops loved the OT Shawn “Jay Z” Carter generated.
However, being mostly well adjusted people raised to embrace compassion, empathy and respect for our fellow man, many cops hated seeing the emotional pain and physical damage (or worse) Shawn and his crew caused to mostly peaceful people already struggling to get by.
As much as I enjoyed the overtime checks, witnessing the human damage poison drug peddlers like Shawn caused to people in this community, day after day witnessing infants, toddlers, children and teens suffer abuse/neglect or maltreatment while being raised by “living wild” (Kendrick Lamar’s characterization of his Violent Felon family member’s lifestyle) moms and/or dads, or drug addicted moms raising depressed kids much like Tupac Shakur, Freddie Gray or Baltimore Mom of The Year’s teen son Michael, becomes extremely emotionally debilitating for most people raised and nurtured to respect ALL life.
Somehow I managed to last nearly a dozen years before constantly witnessing the emotional and physical harm suffered by peaceful people at the hands of depressed, poorly or unsupervised teens and adults much like Shawn Jay Z Carter, eventually wore me down to the point where concerns for my attitude, physical and emotional well being told me it was time to pack up, requesting a transfer to a more stable community.
Sadly, kids like Shawn Carter, Tupac, Freddie Gray, as well as Kendrick, his three siblings, his numerous cousins, many neighborhood friends, elementary and JHS classmates DO NOT have the option of packing up and leaving their mad world behind them when their mad world begins affecting their ability to remain sane, or being able to discern knowing right from wrong.
Frankly, while I despise the ‘people and community’ harming activities he raps/speaks about engaging in, I feel sorry for Shawn Jay Z Carter and all victims of child abuse/neglect.
Especially for child victims of abuse and emotional neglect living in communities with significant populations of abused and neglected children where the Gangsta Culture, aka Street Life offers them more comfort than their family life.
Sadly, Shawn has consciously decided to profit from promoting and perpetuating the Madness by writing and producing raps about the Gangsta lifestyle instead making amends for his violent past that harmed countless numbers of his struggling and peaceful African American neighbors.
Sadly, it seems Ms. Knowles is not much different from her husband. Both make their millions by characterizing and demeaning the MATERNAL HALF of our population as less than human ^itches and ^hores unworthy of respect.
Take Pride In Parenting; End Our National Epidemic of Child Abuse and Neglect; End Community Violence, Police Fear & Educator’s Frustrations
Robert K. Ross, MD, President and CEO of The California Endowment, gives a compelling overview of the role that exposure to childhood trauma plays in the lives of troubled and chronically ill Americans.
After watching Dr. Ross’ presentation one of the questions all concerned, compassionate Americans should seriously be asking ourselves, our elected, civil, social, community and religious leaders is, “What real substantial changes in our society’s attitude and laws need to occur to prevent Child Abuse and Neglect that often causes young kids to mature into depressed, frustrated, angry, unpredictable, sometimes suicidal teens and adults as a result of experiencing the emotional and/or physical trauma of an abusive childhood?”
At 2:12:25 in this documentary about Mafia hitman and victim of Early Childhood Trauma/Abuse, Richard “The Iceman” Kuklinski, Dr. Park Dietz explains why young Richard most likely developed into a emotionally disturbed, paranoid, cruel, heartless teen and man who did not give a frig about anyone else, including his wife and kids.
Is Jaye DeBlack incorrect about his assessment of many SINGLE MOMS and how they are emotionally harming a substantial population of our nation’s children by irresponsibly building families out of selfishness – instead of caring and love between two committed adult partners?
Sandra Bland Indirectly Speaks About Child Abuse and Neglect Harming Her Quality of Life And Community
Victims of Child Abuse
This video depicts horrific examples of men who were victims of childhood abuse and neglect, conditioning a young teen to embrace ‘The Street’ culture Baltimore Mom of The Year failed to protect her teen son from…not to mention representing the fear peaceful people living and WORKING in the community experience knowing depressed, angry, unpredictable teens and young adults need to vent their angers and frustrations for being introduced to a life of pain and struggle by irresponsible, “living wild” single moms and/or dads.
A little girl, catching a cool breeze from an air conditioning unit in the yard, was blindsided by another child about her same age, who had evidently had some practice with fighting fierce. The small victim wasn’t alone, as there were plenty of nearby witnesses, who could have protected her but didn’t because they were too busy recording the brutal beat down and encouraging it. | Written By Amanda Shea
What I see in this recorded act of criminal child abuse, is adults conditioning children to embrace the cycle of child abuse, child maltreatment and violence passed down from generation to generation by depressed Americans who are content living in the poverty they are primarily responsible for fueling when irresponsibly birthing children from selfishness, instead of the love between two committed adult partners.
Nationally Popular Victims of Early Childhood Abuse and Neglect
Read popular American rapper Tupac Amaru Shakur (Lesane Parish Crooks; June 16, 1971 – September 13, 1996) lyrics to learn about his love-hate relationship with his mom, his great disappointment with his dad, and about Tupac’s frequent suicidal thoughts.
Read about how Tupac’s drug addicted mother accepted proceeds of the harmful anti-social acts Tupac raps/writes about committing against his peaceful neighbors. I have to tell you, reading Tupac’s lyrics brings back a lot memories of the horrific emotional child abuse I witnessed during the nearly twelve year I provided police services to Shawn Carter’s community.
Shawn “Jay Z” Carter (born December 4, 1969) is another victim of child abuse/neglect who raps/writes about the physical harm and fear he caused to his peaceful neighbors and community.
Reading Shawn “Jay Z” Carter describe the pain he caused to his neighbors and community, brought back painful memories, causing me experience much of the same anxiety and pain I experienced from personally witnessing the physical and emotional pain young Shawn Carter caused to individuals as well as an entire housing complex and surrounding neighborhoods.
In 1987, the same year emotionally depressed 2015 Grammy winner Kendrick Lamar was born, songwriter Suzanne Vega wrote a song about child abuse and VICTIM DENIAL that was nominated for a Grammy.
Suzanne nailed it, parents and caregivers do the most horrific things to their kids, yet many kids will defend their abusers, blaming themselves for their “blues,” bruises and injuries before admitting a parent/caretaker harmed them.
“Yes I think I’m okay I walked into the door again
Well, if you ask that’s what I’ll say
And it’s not your business anyway”