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You hate to hear about anyone being killed, especially when it is a young man like Dennis Tillet. Tillet was a Morehouse man, full of potential. At just the age of 24, he had a bright future ahead of him, and was just beginning to get a taste out of life. But it didn’t take long for a thug to k**l both this young man and all of his dreams for the future.
When is this going to stop? When is black-on-black homicide going to become a serious political issue, with resources being allocated to help solve the problem. When are the root causes of the violence going to be addresses? We have joblessness, poor educational systems, a lack of recreational opportunities and programs for kids, as well as hip hop music on the radio that is training them to be killers at an early age.
If we don’t address these problems soon and start making changes, we will continue to see our fathers, husbands, brothers and sons murdered in cold b***d, even when they make good choices. KultureKritic.com tells more:
“It was some random dude, like some thug like standing on the corner just point-blank like letting off,” Tillet’s boyfriend, Britten Rogers, reportedly told KTLA.
LAPD Detective Michael Applegate says Tillet’s group of friends were ”just out there lighting fireworks and trying to enjoy the Fourth of July.” So investigators are not sure what triggered the violence, or whether or not it was gang related.
“We talked about traveling a lot more, and he was thinking of possibly going back to school,” says one of Tillet’s friends. “He was looking forward to his 25th birthday on October 15.”
He was 24 years old.