A young lady, Destiny Nunez, 23, was in the liquor store in the 500 block of North Kedzie. I’ve seen the security video and some sort of altercation ensued. The people she got into it with ended up shooting her and her companion, Adrian Navarro, 18. Both of them succumbed to their injuries. 

But as Nunez lay dying, individuals started turning on their social media accounts and posting her final moments. There were people standing over her, attempting to move her, and they have absolutely no medical training. Nor did I hear on the audio any of the individuals dialing 911. Instead commentaries picked up by the recording were more like, “She’s dead y’all!” We have truly become a very sick society when a young woman is dying and the most important thing seems to be recording it for posterity on one social media account. 

If you wouldn’t want your own death to be displayed on social media, why would you do it to someone else?

Meanwhile, the ease with which people will fire a gun with no regard for the consequences says a lot about the society we live in. They’re not worried about the consequences because usually there aren’t any. I still wonder why God doesn’t smite all these criminals, but there must be a reason he lets them live. I just don’t know what it is. 

It seems that every couple of days, there’s some sort of shooting on the expressways. If there were ever a reason to impose the death penalty, it should be for those who have no regard for the catastrophe that can occur when they shoot at a moving car. The inconvenience of shutting down an entire expressway to investigate is enough to cause everyone to become indignant over the actions of those who create the chaos.

I don’t know how often people are firing guns at other cars, but in California a couple of days ago, someone did just that. A road-rage incident left a 6-year-old boy dead. Just a couple of weeks ago, we had a similar scenario on Lake Shore Drive when two individuals got into it and shots were fired and 1-year-old Kayden Swann was hit. 

I am of the opinion that until we have a return to the death penalty, until we see a public execution, people will continue to not care about the chaos they’re creating. The, “I don’t care” mindset is the biggest problem we have as a society and in this community. Everybody does all the boasting and talking until they’re actually faced with real-world consequences. Then we hear the boo-hooing. 

If it’s going to get worse before it gets better. 

I don’t want to see what “getting worse” will mean.