Reputation – JAM

Steve Gilmore, 21, was arrested in Gainesville, Florida for attempting to rob a convenience store. Moreover he shot the store clerk with a BB gun. He wasn’t after money, he was after a reputation. Gilmore explained to police that he is an aspiring rap singer and felt he needed to commit a violent crime to gain “street credibility” as a thug. It is a sad commentary on our times when the dreams of young people involve heavy-handed hooliganism. At least he was armed with nothing more than a BB gun. O for the day when young men assay to become doctors and ministers, instead of hoods and hoodlums. This is Just-A-Minute with Ed Boggess

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