Shanice Davis died Wednesday night.
One more person on a long list of people who will quickly be forgotten. Shanice Davis does not deserve to be forgotten though.
Shanice Davis was shot in the head by a stray bullet in Oakland on Monday night. She was sleeping when the bullet went through her bedroom wall and hit her in the head.
Shanice had a daughter — a one year old baby girl. This baby girl will now grow up without her mother. Imagine the cries of this baby as she wakes up in the middle of the night wanting the familiar comfort of her mom’s touch. That gets me mad. It gets me mad that we allow criminals to roam the streets with illegal guns and then watch as they get a slap on the wrist when caught.
It’s tragic. And all the while “Do Nothing” “Soft on Crime” Oakland Mayor Ron Dellums sits idly by doing nothing about the continued problem of guns and violent crime in Oakland.
Why won’t Mayor Dellums call for stiffer penalties for illegal guns in Oakland? Why does he allow week after week more innocent people to die? Maybe Mayor Dellums should spend more time caring about the people dying every week in his city than he does spending time campaigning for Hillarious Clinton as her special urban city advisor or whatever his title is with her campaign.
Speaking of Hillarious Clinton’s campaign. Is this really the Mayor you want advising her on how to hand inner city issues? A mayor who watches the bloodshed in his city and person after person die and does absolutely nothing about it?
The laws need to change. Those caught with illegal guns need to spend 10, 20, 30 years in jail. The slap on the wrist approach is not working. Dellums could be the perfect spokesman to push for tougher illegal gun laws. But do you know where Dellums was on Tuesday night instead of Oakland. He was in San Francisco meeting with Archbishop Desmond Tutu. A camera made PR event for a career politician.
Do you know what Mayor Dellums? While you were out there pressing the flesh and smiling for the camera with Archbishiop Tutu in San Francisco, Shanice Davis was dying in a hospital bed in Oakland.