Here's a sad commentary on our country. (I think Seattle Citizen mentioned this issue elsewhere.) A baby was shot in the head in a drive-by shooting in Kent. The baby is likely brain-dead.
Why did this happen?
Police said the shooting stemmed from a road-rage incident when a
silver car driven by Malaja’s family and a black sedan turned on Lake
Fenwick Road South at the same time.
“There was some sort of
exchange, and the next thing we know is the individuals in the black
vehicle exchanged gunfire (at the) silver vehicle,” said a police
spokeswoman on the scene.
KIRO tv had a story and this is what the baby's uncle said:
"We need to stop the Seattle violence," the baby's uncle, Edmond "Mackie" McNeil, told KIRO 7.
CD [Central District], south end, whoever, wherever. It's over. We're
trying to be living for our kids. Everybody needs to live for your kids,
now. It's over. You ain't no gangster because you want to carry a gun.
That's stupid. Live for your kids. Be a PTA parent. Do something."
The Times is reporting a notable uptick in the number of whooping cough cases.
Whooping cough is on the rise again in Washington State, with more than
five times as many cases so far this year as in 2014," the Seattle Times reports. "Vaccination
of pregnant women, children and teens is the most effective way to stop
the spread, health officials said. As of April, there have been 319
cases of whooping cough, formally known as pertussis, compared with 49
cases for the same period last year, the state Department of Health
In some good health news, it will sunny this weekend AND it's free admission weekend at our national parks including Mount Rainier.