Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Michael Sandy

Whassup people?

Michael Sandy was a person. He was a guy not unlike me, with friends, family, and co workers who loved and supported him. On October 8th, 2006 he was a victim of a set up. A bunch of str8 men - kids - thought it would be a great idea to go online to gay dating websites and connect with unsuspecting guys, lure them to a remote location, and then have a few of their friends jump out of the bushes and physically attack and rob the mark.

Neat.

When these kids (children), decided to execute their cowardly plan, they didn’t think. They didn’t think about how a professional man, with a love for the arts and culture, a passion for design, and a strong support system would react to four men jumping out of some bushes late at night beating him across the head and body for no reason and without warning.

Michael Sandy did what smart people do when being attacked by a faceless mob, he ran. In a bid to save his life, he ran. Disoriented and in a state of panic, he ran. He ran directly into the far right hand lane of traffic on a nearby highway where he was struck by a car and left for dead.

His attackers then dragged him to the side of the road, rifled through his pockets (presumably to recover his cell phone), and ultimately left him for dead again.

Michael Sandy eventually did die from his injuries.

I know that I'm not the most prolific writer on the block, nor do I think that I'm the best orator, but if I don’t leave you with anything today, I must leave you with this:

Michael Sandy was no different from any of us. He lived, worked, paid taxes, laughed, danced, thought, cried, sang, jumped, shopped, hoped, dreamed, craved, despaired, encouraged, endowed, imagined, cared, and loved just like you and I. He was just handling his business like you and I do everyday. I didn't know Michael Sandy personally, but from the things I read about him, I could have. He could have easily been my friend or hommie. Instead, he is something of a martyr.

He was someone’s son. He was someone’s nephew.

He was Young, Gifted and Black and this should not have been the end of his story.

Below are pictures from his Rally at City Hall.



15 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am in shock that this goes on. My heart just hurts for his family. I cannot imagine if that were one of my sons. We have got to learn tolerance. Even if you don't agree with a person's lifestyle, they are still a person. That brother did nothing to deserve that.

Clay said...

very good post and the pictures were great. Thanks for covering this.

Dex said...

@ Clay

Thnx for the encouragement and you keep up that writing. We gotta blow up in 2007!

Anonymous said...

this makes me cry
folks need to read "Loving Homosexuals as Jesus Would".

i love my geigh men and they love me!

i'm a black female btw

Julia_Claudine_Deveraux said...

This story is so very sad! No one deserves this type of treatment, regardless to what the circumstances are. I hope those bastards pay for what they've done. Sick sons of bitches! RIP my brother in spirit Michael Sandy.

Dex said...

Jules... spread the word!

Bernie said...

Michael Sandy could have easily been any one of us.

Dex said...

@ Bernie

Exactly

The Sauce said...

Hey Dex - I feel ya my brother. When I first heard this story, I was like WTF!! But see I believe in Karma. I truly believe that what you put out into the universe you will definitely get it back. So trust, they will get just what they deserve.

Jade Star said...

You are so right Dex...there's a special place in hell for people like that..right next to lacefronts and botox.

Dex said...

@ Jade

and Conde..

Lacefronts, botox, & COnde....

oh!, and Myspace...

Lacefronts, botox, COnde, Myspace & YOUTUBE (i almost forgot that darsidded element)....

Anonymous said...

this is just horrendous.

Ryan Canty said...

I'm still trying to process Sandy's death.

But seriously, the guys that did it need to be buried UNDER the jail....

No one deserves that. It doesnt matter who they are, who they fuck, or how they carry themselves in any context. No one deserves that.

And, like a poster said above...Karma is vicious and they will get what's coming to them.

BLK GRL said...

Truly moving Dex and you have inspired me...to act in the way that is available to me.

Thank you,

Tanya

Raskl said...

Very good post. What happened to Michael could have definitley happened to me. It is truly a very sad story.