Another tragic loss of life in Chicago, but this time it is the lowest of low. Police authorities say a 20-year-old mom, killed her 3-month-old infant when he continued crying after her night out with friends. To make matters worse, the next day she actually took the decease baby shopping with her for several hours. How sick is this!
Her friends got suspicious when they noticed that the baby wasn’t moving. In an effort to calm them, she told them he was sleeping.
Authorities say it was a neighbor who actually saw blood on the blanket and called police. When questioned, she confessed to slapping the baby then putting a blanket over his face, pressing down until his arms began jerking and he stopped crying.
What a horrific thing to hear…who would kill an infant for crying! It’s amazing that someone could harm such a fragile baby and go on as though nothing happened. Is this what our world has come to?
In a tragic turn of events, Virginia Tech was the target of a gunman again…just four years after the deadliest campus shooting in U.S. history. Back in 2007, during a similar situation, 33 people lost their lives and today a police officer and the alleged shooter died.
The students on this campus are certainly traumatized. It’s hard enough for this type of senseless shooting to happen once in a decade…but twice may be too much to handle. While we know this can happen anywhere, and similar scenes have occurred at other colleges is this somehow different?
It makes me wonder…who would send their precious child to a school with this much violence? How do you overcome this tragedy happening twice in such a short span of time. Would you send your kids there now? Weigh in below, curious to hear your thoughts…not sure I would feel comfortable.
The X Factor was down to five contestants tonight and the ending was painful to watch. Last night they had no room for error and all fought to make it to the finish line. Several of them had standout performances, my favorites were Chris Renes’ original song, Melanie’s heartfelt rendition of Adeles’ smash single ‘Someone Like You’, and Josh singing the new Rihanna hit “We’ve Found Love” with his soulful twist. Forget the judges on this one, Simon and L.A. Reid were completely wrong with their critique for Josh.
Lenny Kravitz opened the show with a sampling from his new CD, ‘Black And White America’, followed by Mary J. Blige (kind of boring…really like her other songs better) singing a ballad. But these are still two incredible performer’s who the contestants can really learn from…so hopefully they took notes.
It was up to the fans to select the best of the best, but did they fail us? Well, after they announced Josh Krajick was safe first, it seemed as though they were on the right track, seeing that he’s the favorite to win. Next was Chris Rene making it to the semi-finals, this made it even more clear that the fans were going to get it right. Melanie was the next name called and we all knew this would happen. What an accomplishment…for someone who got cut by Simon early on to now be in the final four.
Finally…after week’s of incorrect predictions, I was right! It came down to Marcus Canty and Rachel Crow to sing for their lives. This was no surprise to me, while they both sound good, they were my least favorite singers. Simon did some last minute coaching with Rachel, as she said “I got it SImon”. But did she have it?
Marcus selected the classic “I’m Going Down”, which could have been an omen. Who let him pick that song? Well, he did give it his all, even had veins popping out of his neck. Rachel then belted out an old classic, with the verse “something told me it was over”, but seemed confident she could beat Marcus. She actually sounded really good and it was her best performance to date. She rocked the song and deserved to stay based on her “moment” tonight. But was it too little too late?
Nicole was left with the final decision, she broke down in tears and could not decide so left it up to the fans (which she was later booed for doing). It went into a deadlock and based on last nights votes, Rachel Crow went home. She obviously was shocked and had a meltdown, crying hysterically saying “Mommy you promised me!” It was sad to see, but don’t they warn them that anyone can end up leaving? Maybe they should add that to “mentoring lessons”, instead of having to cut to a clip in panic mode when they breakdown on live television.
She cried as though her life was over…which we know is not true, she will be fine. However, this makes me wonder if contestants under 16-years-old is too young? Maybe they are not ready for this much pressure, and need more maturity to handle it. Remember Astro’s meltdown?
It’s down to the final four, Josh, Melanie, Chris and Marcus. I am truly amazed that Marcus has made it this far, but luck is on his side. The semi-finals are next week and one of them will become an instant millionaire. It will be exciting to see a rags to riches story unfold right in front of our eyes.