Increased Neighborhood Roadside’s Memorials

Written By: Ishton W. Morton – February 18th, 2016

Roadside memorial markers that commemorates site where person(s) died suddenly as results of violent crimes or murders are completely unacceptable.

Increased Neighborhoods Roadside’s Memorials

Seemingly, signs like these are becoming as popular as grave site headstone and are increasing at an alarming rate in our neighborhoods.

Subsequently, these types of roadside or street memorial marks the last place on earth where a person was alive. Under these circumstances these roadside or street memorials are statement of grief and  love from the loved ones of the murdered victim(s).

As a fundamental rule, these memorial are created and maintained by family members or friends of the person who died. A common type of memorial is simply a bunch of flowers, real or plastic, taped to street furniture or a tree trunk.

A handwritten message, personal mementos etc. may be included. More sophisticated memorials may be a memorial crossghost bike, or a plaque with an inscription, decorated with flowers or wreaths.

However, apart from their personal significance, these memorials also serve as a reminder and warning to other of the dangers we face in our daily lives.

For all practical purposes murder is defined as the unlawful killing of another human  without another justification or valid excuse, especially the unlawful killing of another human being with malice aforethought.

Interestingly, I’ve  continue to be a firm believer when a murder is committed there is always some one who have vital information to that murder. I am extremely saddened!

In the case of the woman was shot to death in Roselawn on Tuesday February 7th, 2017 there are people out there who have the facts on this case.

Malice aforethought is defined as the “premeditation” or “predetermination” (with malice) that was required as an element of some crimes in some jurisdictions and a unique element for first-degree or aggravated murder in a few. Insofar as the term is still in use, it has a technical meaning that has changed substantially over time. Although I have no training in the legal arena, I am fully convinced that Twanda Alexander death is one of enormous Malice aforethought.

According to a Cincinnati police spoke person police were called to the 1700 block of Crest Hill Avenue for a person shot about 7:45 p.m. in the evening. Reportedly, when the officers arrived, they found 42 year-old Twanda Alexander, suffering from a gunshot wound.  Accordingly, she was taken to University of Cincinnati Medical Center by Cincinnati Fire Department. Alexander died at the hospital.

Police are continuing their investigation after 42 year-old Twanda Alexander was shot to death Tuesday night in Roselawn.

However, Police have not said what lead up to the shooting. But anyone with information about this homicide is asked to call the Criminal Investigation Section at 513-352-3542 or Crimestoppers at 513-352-3040 or text “CINTIP” plus your message to CRIMES (274637).  Callers may remain anonymous and may receive compensation for their information.

Author: Ishton W. Morton

Formerly, Ishton W. Morton is an educator and promoter for community advocacy which includes creating programs and services, developing partnerships, and changing public policies, laws, and practices to improve the lifestyle of all people I’m still having an overwhelming desire to provide an Outreach Continuing Education process through this media.