Tyshawn Marshall – Remembering All Lives Matter – BLM Silent

Allen West
September 27, 2016


I know, I know, y’all are expecting me to provide commentary on last night’s first presidential debate. I was able to tune in after speaking to the Care and Mercy Foundation gala event — they support our military, veterans, and their families.

What I did notice was the incredible amount of spin. Actually, neither Hillary Clinton nor Donald Trump lit any fires last night in my opinion.

However, I found it interesting when Lester Holt asked about race relations and referred to the situations in Tulsa and Charlotte — local issues where local municipal leadership should be trusted to investigate and make the right decisions. It’s very interesting to me how the issue of police shootings of black males has become such a prevalent item for the media and drawn so much attention. Sadly, the decimation of the black family, lack of quality education opportunities, and growth of small business entrepreneurship in the black community did not come up last night in the debate. I’m just sick of the politicized rhetoric and the fact that no one wants to tackle the root causes and issues plaguing the black community.

Things are not well, and this isn’t about race relations and law enforcement officers.

And there was no serious discussion about something that just hit home for us in the West family.

As reported by South Florida’s Local 10 ABC, “For years, Tyshawn Marshall had dreamed of a life of service in the military, a relative said in tears. The 20-year-old was at the parking lot of a fast-food restaurant in Hollywood [Florida] when he was killed on [last] Saturday.

U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps Lt. j.g. Nelson Rose said Marshall was part of the Cadet program two years ago. He was a member of the Spruance division in Fort Lauderdale. “He was very well liked,” Rose said. “He had a good heart and loved his shipmates.”

Our youngest daughter Austen was a member of the U.S Navy Sea Cadets, the Spruance Division, and knew Tyshawn. And I remember when, as a Member of Congress, I addressed the Sea Cadets of the Spruance Division.

Our family sends the most solemn condolences for the unnecessary passing of this young man. But I doubt anyone will recall Tyshawn’s name.

You see, there will be no protests, certainly no riots. Black Lives Matter will not be taking to the streets chanting “no justice, no peace.” And Lester Holt wasn’t aware of this young man’s name. Chances are, Tyshawn’s name will never make national news. And that’s why I am writing about this tragic loss of life.

Read his post HERE.


ABC Channel 10
by Andrea Torres
September 24, 2016

HOLLYWOOD, Fla.For years, Tyshawn Marshall had dreamed of a life of service in the military, a relative said in tears.

The 20-year-old was at the parking lot of a fast-food restaurant in Hollywood when he was killed on Saturday.

U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps Lt. j.g. Nelson Rose said Marshall was part of the Cadet program two years ago. He was a member of the Spruance division in Fort Lauderdale. “He was very well liked,” Rose said. “He had a good heart and loved his shipmates.”

About 20 minutes after midnight, a man driving a newer model black Ford Mustang shot him in the parking lot of a Checkers, 6171 Hollywood Blvd., police said. His death remained under investigation Saturday afternoon. “Detectives are looking for anyone who was in the area at the time,” Hollywood Police Department spokeswoman Miranda Grossman said.

Marshall was sad when he couldn’t go to the Hollywood Hills Military Academy because of his grades, a relative said. He was a student at Apollo Middle School, South Broward High School and later at Miramar High School.

“His passing weighs heavy on our hearts,” Rose said. “And we wish to extend our deepest sympathies to his family.”



I know nothing about this young man or what happened other than in passing, thanks to Allen West for his bringing this to attention.  As a mother and grandmother, I extend my sympathies to this grieving family.  As a community member, I am appalled at the escalation of murders and attacks from today’s youth.  As a Christian, I am in tears at the lack of morals and values being pushed over all forms of medium which give children a false narrative and bolster bad behavior.  

Our future generations are being decimated not by guns but by a disconnect with family, values, goals, and responsible behavior.  It isn’t just seen in our children but many generations who are responsible for shaping their minds and hearts to be better stewards of tomorrow.  It is in the breakdown of purpose and value of self as well as sexual morass which creates mental chaos.  It is in the careless disregard for drugs, chemicals, and out-of-control government intervention which leads to mental and physical destruction.  It is in greed and all its blackhearted faces which beguile and destroy in the name of power and money at any expense.  It is in the rushing need to travel at light speed to get ahead over the bodies of those who are in the way instead of learning that in quiet reflection we can finally stop and see more clearly without all the blasting noise, electronic devices, and foul language.

There have been so many losses this year.  Children yet to begin life, teens who have barely found their footing in the world, young men and ladies who have all one tragic thing in common-they are dead.  Not by weapons so much as by mean spirited, spoiled, attention seekers determined to make a name for themselves.  These thugs have chosen a way unfortunately that has left hundreds bereft.  

Most were Black caught up in Black on Black crimes in areas of poverty and disheartened souls who’s passing hardly made a sound or rated nothing more than a small article in a local media post.  Areas where much has been done to give social assistance but nothing has actually been achieved because of graft, fraud, and greed.  Areas where schools have fallen into nothing more than broken half-hearted attempts at  education, where homes have become health hazards, where businesses have been leaving.  Areas where the children have lost hope and their way because there is no challenge or visible effort to improve self-worth and achievements rather than receiving handouts.

Only those deaths where police were involved that put a spin which supported BLM’s directive came to our attention.  Their involvement left whole neighborhoods, sections of town, and cities to suffer.  Yet BLM is silent on the real horrors facing Black communities.  They are silent when it comes to lending  a helping hand to bolster good that is going on.  They are nowhere to be found when volunteers are needed to build rather than destroy.  They are thugs bought and paid for by Soros and others whose sole purpose is to bring hate and destruction wherever they congregate.  

Until BLM members change and help in their own communities to bring positive not negative, they are worthless in finding a better path for ALL Americans–Not just Blacks but Native Americans, Oriental, Mexican, Puerto Rican, Haitian and more. NOTHING is achieved by violence.  No one has bothered to tell them the truth of the 1960’s or that those activists evolved or died.  Some went on to create better, others simply rotted away from within.  No one has pointed out to them how they are simply throw-away tools for the communists, socialists and liberals who want to take away all their rights including the right to have an opinion or the freedom to express that opinion.

So like Adam West, I am tired of this as should all citizens be who remember when we were not handed a pocket full of money but found enterprising ways like collecting glass bottles to earn money to buy what we wanted.  I remember when sweeping a barber floor in exchange for a haircut was important to my son to show his independent spirit.  I remember when a sick neighbor could count on many around her to provide a meal or clean her house when she could not do so herself.  I remember when we were told “we trust you to make the right decision since you know right from wrong.” I remember a time when we left our doors and windows unlocked, old people held a place of worth, and children were protected and watched over in the neighborhood by parents not cops because they cared about the children but wanted them to feel they had a bit of freedom to grow.

So to all the mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, and other family members who have lost a member from violence and hate in communities across the US that have seen no support or had national media show their lost loved ones faces — I acknowledge them as a citizen, as a mom, as a grandparent.  And I grieve and add them to my prayers every day as innocence lost and for their possible contributions cut short.  May God Bless each of you.


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4 Responses to Tyshawn Marshall – Remembering All Lives Matter – BLM Silent

  1. vonmesser says:

    As an officer in the Naval Sea Cadet Corps since 1983, I applaud this young man,and will sound 8-bells for him at the next cadet drill here in Olympia.

  2. Hardnox says:

    Great post and comments. What a shame and what hypocrisy. It’s sickening.

  3. Peppermint says:

    Nice post Uriel. I don’t think the BLM really has anything to do with blacks being killed. They don’t really care. They are just about anarchy. Hence, no empathy for a good young man being shot down. I’m sickened by it all.