About a week ago a friend of mine passed away. The worst thing about it was his life was tragically taken from him by three guys who stabbed him to death. It occured last week at a basement suit. Way Early in the morning, him and a friend were called up to help them out at a party which got a little heated. My two friends and another guy, although already at home and recovering from a night of drinking, hopped into their car to go fetch these guys out of there. When they got there, the two friends they were picking up quickly hopped in the van. The three who arrived their hopped out of the van. My buddy who was driving happened to recognize one of the guys who wanted to get at the two who hopped in the van. He tried to reason with the guy when out of nowhere another guy runs at of nowhere and swings a knife. My buddy had the reflex to block it with his arm. The knife went through his arm and punctured his chest. Then Bradley ( that was his nickname, Shawn "Bradley" cause he was 6'7. It doesn't sound tall, but to a group of filipinos, that's enormous) who's a fairly large jumped in and tried to push the attackers away. While trying to ward them off he was stabbed twice. One in the chest. After they had seemed beaten, the attackers backed off. My buddies still had the strength to drive away. Noticing that Bradley was bleeding bad, they rushed to the hospital. Bradley still had the strength to walk to the emergency room. A half an hour after that was pronounced dead. My other friend made it through there alive.
Today we buried him and in attendance was about 300 people. He was buried in his Sixers jersey. He shared the same love for that team that I have. My heart goes out to his family.
Today's society is really fVcked up. Gone are the days where we handled thing fist to fist. Anywhere you go can be potential danger. He just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. I take life in a very different perspective and will not take things for granted. If this post offends anyone, my appologies. Sometimes talking about it helps relieve the loss and I do spend alot of time on here. That's all.
someday these fools who do stuff like this are gonna look back on their lives and feel pretty cold inside. i'm sure not even they will really know why they did it. acting tough doesn't have to result in killing someone.
It's tough man, but I think you did a good thing writing it all out and sharing the pain a bit, I found that helped when I lost some people in the past year. Thank goodness none died of such ridiculous things as the pointless violence that took your friend's life, I'm sure that makes it far worse because there must be a fair bit of anger toward those responsible. I wish you all the best, and to your friend's family. :)
you can't predict when crazy people will go off. The only thing you can do is keep as far away from them as possible.
I wish you the best. Losing people always sucks, especially when they're close to you.
If you're not religious, that's cool. But most people of the world will tell you that things happen for a reason. So remember this moment, and realize that it happened to change the world and set things in motion. Your friend didn't die for no reason, you just don't see it yet.
This is awesome, thanks for the kind words and I appreciate the condolences. I'm gonna be with our group of friends tonight for a get together in his memory. I will definately show them the the kind words you guys are posting.
TMOGE, sorry for the loss bro. It's always tough to bury a person close to you.