It was ten years ago today one of the worst days of my life happened. I got to witness the death of my friend Sean D. McKay. He was murdered in my front yard. I have spent the last ten years trying to get public records and to hold the city of Richmond, VA responsible for his murder. To date nothing has been done. It’s so hard to believe that 10 years have gone by, the images of that day are still burning in my mind. To recap I will post the links I did to the story over the years. If asked this is one of a few factors that drive me on, and keep me going in my fight. And a big reason I try to help others in their fight to seek justice.
I still want justice for what this city has done to me, my family and Sean’s families as well. This should have never of happened, with the project EXILE program in effect here in Richmond, VA. They use that to get lawful abiding citizens for breaking but do very little to real criminals with it. I would love to charge the city with a wrongful death due to their negligence in the matter. But I have neither the backing nor the money to pursue the issue. The city did nothing to help the widow of Sean, nor his family, but they grandstanded at his funeral and candle light vigil saying how they were deeply saddened by what happened.
I will not dwell on it too much except to say I miss my friend. I think about him most days, knowing he didn’t get to see his children grow up, missed a lot that happened in their lives. We lost a good one, and that drives me on, to try and correct what happened. If I was there at the house that day would things had of been different? I can beat myself up thinking could I of change it, could I have done more? Instead of just writing about it years later and remembering?
The last words I said to him are forever in my mind, just a few short minutes before it happened. A funny line we would say to each other that now I don’t use.. So in parting I will type them, in hopes that some where he will see it some how, To Sean…. “Have fun storming the castle, mate.” and thank you for protecting my family. you are still loved and truly missed. Still brings tears to my eyes.. You were a good friend, I miss you..
“Remember the dead but fight for the living”