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Ferris Freshman Murdered Over Holiday Break

by Published: Jan 16, 2013

True Whitsey, 18-year-old Ferris stu­dent, was killed over the hol­i­day break in front of his cousin and younger brother.

The three young men were leav­ing Whitsey’s sister’s house in Detroit when they were stopped by two men in a red Ford Focus.

Whitsey was then robbed and shot in the back and side after he told the men he had noth­ing to give them. He was trans­ported to the near­est hos­pi­tal where he died.

According to MyFoxDetroit​.com, Whitsey was men­tored by Detroit City Council President Charles Pugh who released a state­ment say­ing, “He was a well man­nered young man with goals. I am heart­bro­ken, and it makes me want to dou­ble my efforts to save our city by help­ing not just those who are col­lege bound…but to catch those in enough time to stop them from being prison bound.”

During high school, Whitsey grad­u­ated with a 4.0 GPA and had a full four-year schol­ar­ship to Ferris. He planned to study cor­po­rate law.

Because of unfor­tu­nate, heart­break­ing events such as this, many peo­ple look to gun con­trol as the root of the problem.

According to an arti­cle about gun con­trol in Detroit on Policymic​.com, “Detroit has the sec­ond high­est mur­der rate in the nation and is con­sid­ered by many to be the most dan­ger­ous city in which to live in the United States. Simply put, gun con­trol, as a means of con­trol­ling crime and pro­tect­ing law abid­ing cit­i­zens, is a dis­mal failure.”

Alexa Macy, Ferris fresh­man in radi­og­ra­phy, thinks the laws in Michigan should be stricter to avoid inci­dents like these.

“Without gun con­trol, a pow­er­ful weapon can fall into the wrong hands and take inno­cent lives,” Macy said.