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At first I didnt want to write about this Ray Rice story again because I already wrote about his situation months before when it first came out worldwide. Now its just getting out of hand. To just see it everyday angers me. To see a man’s life get destroyed by something we all commit; a mistake. I don’t have kids yet, but I always try to persuade my mom and sister that not to punish their kids by taking away something the kids love or like to do. You dont punish someone by making them miserable because basically you are making the situation worse because miserable people are dangers to themselves and to society.
I now hate TMZ! They are like the bully/instigator in high school that never wanted a bad situation to die down or get better. This Ray Rice story is old and TMZ for what’s so ever reason bought it back to life. This guy (Ray Rice) and his wife (Janay Rice) went through this month long process of this horrible situation. Ray was already serving his punishment and gave his apologies publicly and his wife still by him the whole time. I seen that whole elevator video before, so TMZ and/or the National Football League saying that they didnt is a complete lie. I don’t support Ray at all because even though women can be major headaches, a man should never hit a woman especially with such power and force. Just like anybody else who makes a bad mistake we have to continue to live our own lives regardless if we (society) agree with the punishment or not.
I was on social media these past few days and two people posted things on their social platforms that made me think and justified the Ray Rice situation a lot more. First, it was the Arizona Cardinals defensive back Tyrann Mathieu who tweeted from his twitter account (@Mathieu_Era): “Ray Rice is wrong for fighting his wife but Chris Brown still yall MCM?” Mathieu tweet has since been deleted. People are basically bashing one man for his mistake but making another man a crush, a wanting; a desire. I am a Chris Brown fan, I listen to all his music word for word, but he honestly don’t seem like he changed from his own domestic violence situation or his views and feelings toward women. Since his and Rihanna domestic violence situation, Chris has been back and forth with Rihanna and breaking the heart of his on and off again girlfriend Karrueche Tran. Chris has also been disrespecting woman through his music, recently with his new hit “These Hoes Ain’t Loyal”.
Another person that caught my attention was Charles. A. Paris, owner of “Overtime Grind Productions”. He wrote on his Instagram account (217to215) displaying his opinion on the Ray Rice issue and other issues that surfaced these past years. Here’s some things Charles had to say; “I don’t think people should lose their jobs for the things they do outside of work…People need help, not embarrassment and unemployment…I dont see taking persons jobs as a valuable punishment when you wasn’t at work.”
So why take Ray Rice’s job? The job that makes him happy, the job he worked for all his life, the job that helps him take care of his family. Here is a interpt of what Ray Rice’s wife had to say regarding the reoccurring event. Here’s what she posted on her Instagram (J_Rice114):
“I woke up this morning feeling like I had a horrible nightmare, feeling like I’m mourning the death of my closest friend, But to have to accept the fact that it’s reality is a nightmare in itself. No one knows the pain that [the] media & unwanted opinions from the public has caused my family. To make us relive a moment in our lives that we regret every day is a horrible thing. To take something away from the man I love that he has worked his ass of for all his life just to gain ratings is horrific.
THIS IS OUR LIFE! What don’t you all get. If your intentions were to hurt us, embarrass us, make us feel alone, take all happiness away, you’ve succeeded on so many levels. Just know we will continue to grow & show the world what real love is! Ravens nation we love you!”
The people in charge and at head at the National Football League and the Baltimore Ravens organization are cowards. They released and banned Ray Rice from the league because they were afraid of the publics out cry and the media attention, instead of sticking and standing for the decision they had already made. The man made a mistake is it wrong what he did yes, but all of us make mistakes just different situations and instances. Ray Rice hasn’t been treated fairly period.
- Malik Charlton