Imagine losing a sibling. Now imagine the one who intentionally killed your sibling only doing six years in prison. How would that make you feel? Would you do something to that person if you were to see them? Or would you just walk away as if nothing ever happened?
Oftentimes, people tend to want revenge on the person that killed their loved one because they feel as if that is the only way justice will be served, but “Vengeance is mine, said the Lord.”
I have lost one too many family members and friends in my life to gun violence. My brother was my best friend and when I lost him, a piece of me left with him. He was shot in the head at the age of six. There has been a lot of tension built up in me that I have never shared with another soul, until now. Revenge never tasted so sweet.
Born and raised in Merritt Island, Florida, Andrea Roberson has always had the heart of a lion. After high school, she earned a basketball scholarship to Southeastern Illinois College where she spent two years earning her Associates degree in Liberal Arts. Transferring to Fresno State University, she then earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Criminology.
After taking two years off, she was able to earn her Master’s Degree in Administration of Justice and Security at University of Phoenix on-line. Andrea has pursued her career as a Recreation Specialist for the Bureau of Prisons. She wants to be able to bring light into her community in order to decrease violence.