“16 Shots! 16 Shots ! 16 Shots!” Finally a protest that will not be ignored!! I’ve been glued to my PC since viewing the horrific killing of Laquan McDonald. A young African-American shot to death 16 times which was captured on a police dash camera. The video, albeit being shown a year later, has shaken up the city at large and upset the masses. When the advertisements began posting to my Facebook timeline about a “Blackout” on “Black Friday” needless to say, I got excited. I’ve watched the protests in Ferguson, Baltimore and New York. I’ve read the stories, I harbor sympathy for the victims and families all effected by the current situations happening in urban communities across the United States. Usually when we decide to protest, we stayed within our confines allowing our voices to only be heard within the corner blocks in the neighborhood. This time, we decided to ventured outside and took the fight Downtown, on the Gold Coast and the Magnificent Mile, where this protest wouldn’t surely be forgotten. Enough is enough as cliche as that may sound! Shot a kid sixteen times? No I didn’t know him, but I have researched his background and he defiantly didn’t deserved to die that way. The videos, interviews, pictures and conversations about the unfortunate event are priceless! Hopefully one lost soul would become enlightened by these recent catastrophes will get help educated. To those who are educated and may have forgotten about hard times were tough for us coming up, especially during the crack era must now WAKE UP!! What happened to Laquan, can happen to anybody.
By taking a nice scenic drive along the desert mountains, just about an hour away from Al Seeb, you can journey off the Hawiyat Park to take a dip in Bimmah Sink Hole. The park is just a few kilometers away from the Arabian Peninsula and is one of the most interesting tourist attractions in Oman.
As I venture out more, I’m starting to realize that Oman may have some
of the greenest cities in the Middle East.