Category Archives: THE HEARTFELT

SEA SICK:What a beautiful day to be lonely 

Did you seen what happened? I’ve been sick ever since. Although, today I feel better. Today, I see lessons; thus feel stronger.

What do you see? 

I see a nation full of people with faltering hope…feeling desperate and anguished because sheep have shed their clothes. 

I hope my words don’t …but if so-so be it. 

The hatred that we’re seeing tells our story. It killed our families. It’s mixed with our blood. Look at our history..The hatred bred it all. 

Go ahead a spill some Go ahead and 

Over night it’s like the worlds become meaner. White vote no vote.. You message can’t be more cleaner. 

The democrats this election ain’t clean up. Anti the senorita. 

The only thing I acknowledge is malice. I don’t even want … In my pockets.

Self soothing with online shopping. While others say their vote doesn’t count like their ancestors didn’t pick cotton. Broken pieces- blame on Jesus. Omg I hope y’all don’t get sea sick. See me in shit you never saw if it weren’t for these pictures- wouldn’t see me at all. Whole worlds in awe. They forgot we crashed through glass ceilings and broke through closed doors. I’m on the ocean. I’m in heaven. Yachtin oceans 11.


Eric Adorno was mistaken for a gang member because he wore a red football jersey.

Lacy Ferguson was shot to death after she and her boyfriend bought a pack of cigarettes.

Josue Huerta was winning his battle with cancer but lost his life to gang violence.

Ernestina “Tina” Tizoc was sitting at a picnic table when her maroon blouse caught the eye of neighborhood boys who favor blue.

And Manuel Rayas was shot, sniper-style, as he stood on the lawn at a birthday party while children jumped in an inflatable bounce house nearby.

All were killed in the never- ending turf wars waged by Norteños and Sureños in the Modesto area, but none belonged to a gang or provoked their attackers.

Innocent victims such as Adorno, Ferguson, Huerta, Tizoc and Rayas are in the minority, because most gang violence involves turf battles and personal vendettas in which one gang attacks another, prompting a cycle of retaliation.

But their deaths are proof that one need not engage in a risky lifestyle to be a victim of a gang crime. And when cases such as theirs end with guilty verdicts in Stanislaus County Superior Court, it is clear that the young men who pulled the trigger cut their own lives short, too.

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