Friday, September 21, 2012
My biggest reaction to the interrupters was that I really couldn't wrap my head around how much violence actually goes on. In one part of the documentary someone said that there were 7 shootings in 30 hours, hearing that just blew my mind. With that much violence and death I don't understand why the younger children didn't seem to be as scared as they should have been. The violence seemed to be all consuming, even people that weren't in the gangs or the wrong click, were getting shot and hurt. I liked the quote "you can judge it, but it's not what you do in silence," because that explains basically what everyone on the outside looking in, is doing. The people that aren't in that community and some of the people in the community, like parents, they know what is going on but they don't do anything about it. The parents and relatives grieve when their 8 year old little girl gets killed in crossfire but they didn't try to really stop the violence in the community to protect their little girl.