Wednesday, January 28, 2009

North Carolina A&T Student Killed




Dennis Hayle, a senior at North Carolina A&T University was killed on January 25, 2009. A senior, campus leader, mentor, and member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated, Dennis was shot in the head while walking to his apartment at around 3:00 A.M. Thus far, police have not identified a motive or any suspects. He was 22 years old.

To say that the murder of a bright, promising man is senseless is an understatement. That he was struck down while in the process of ascending to greatness defies logic. While we'll never know what he may have accomplished, it appears that he positively impacted the lives of his family members, colleagues, classmates, and friends.

Perhaps I was compelled to write about Mr. Hayle because he hails from my hometown of Hempstead, New York. Maybe it's because his existence invalidated the myth of the shiftless, trifling, no-good, uneducated, directionless negro. In any event, I'm posting two videos pertaining to the crime. The pain in his mother's voice is very disconcerting. Please keep the Hayle family in your prayers.

6 comments:

thegayte-keeper said...

every time you think things can't get any worst...

Shallotte said...

I'm forever suprised by the guts some people have.

How do you as a person get to a point where you simply die inside that taking the life of another is as easy as squashing a fly?

Shallotte said...

J, WHY DO YOU GO AWOL FOR SUCH AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME?

Losojosnuevos said...

Some people have no ambition or desire to live beyond the present. They only see today. It saddens me every time someone who has the above-mentioned qualities is struck down. It will take some time to learn about the specifics of the case. I'll keep y'all posted.

Hey S. My schedule is busy sometimes. I'll do a better job of staying active. Promise.

Langston Baldwin said...

Devastating to watch his Mother.
That brought tears down my face.

Losojosnuevos said...

LB: I couldn't imagine inflicting that kind of pain on anyone. It's so unfortunate that we are a self-destructive people. Prayer and diligence is all we have.