(Radiance Foundation) -- Hollywood, the shining beacon of morality that it is, loves to preach to us about what we should say and do.
On Sunday, July 22nd at a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) station in Oakland, CA, a grotesque murder took the life of 18 year-old Nia Wilson. The alleged murderer, John Cowell, also tried to kill her sister. Thankfully, she survived.
Cowell’s family released a heart-wrenching statement about their son and his life-long battle with mental illness. It reads, in part: “First and foremost, we want to let the Wilson Family know that our hearts go to them and are mourning, for your family. This horrific tragedy never should have happened. John has been suffering from mental illness most of his life. He has been in and out of jail and has not had the proper treatment…knowing that he was diagnosed with being bipolar and schizophrenia, the system has failed in this instance. We had to get a restraining order at one time as well for our own protection…He was living on the streets…”
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