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Death by Jealousy

Updated on April 30, 2016

Amy Inita Joyner

RIP Amy-Gone Too Soon

Quotes about Amy

“She was fighting a girl, and then that’s when all these other girls started banking her — like jumping her — and she hit her head on the sink,” Philadelphia TV station WPVI quoted Wilson as saying about the victim.

"I am so upset that a young lady lost her life today, things like that shouldn’t happen," Mayor Dennis Williams said. "My heart bleeds for the family, the kids that go to this school, the administrators and this city.

A quote about Amy Inita joyner-Francis by an unknown source:

“This not a young lady who was involved in street activity. This is an honor roll student, manager of the wrestling team, whose mother and father were very engaged in her life, as well as her siblings. She didn’t condone violence. She was a lover not a fighter. That’s how she was.”

RIP Amy Inita Joyner-Francis

Amy Inita Joyner-Francis is dead. Young people recorded the situation instead of helping when this girl was jumped. On one hand the video will confirm conviction however the saddest part is that Amy Inita Joyner-Francis is no more. Instead of recording why didn’t witnesses get help, help Amy, or try to get to notify a school official sooner about the situation?

The fight

Society, Crime and Punishment

Social media played a role in Amy’s demise. As a society we are great at video-taping but not at preventing tragedy from occurring. Video-taping fights and posting the video on WorldStar and other forms of media shows just how destructive and bent on savage behavior some members of our society are and how others watch and support. I can only guess that the people responsible for jumping her were not honor roll students, had engaged parents in their lives, and were positive influences at their school as Amy Inita Joyner-Francis was considered by many people. To go on social media after this girl died and say such hateful things as you’re glad she is dead confirms these girls should face full charges for what happened to this young lady that had a bright future ahead of her. While the intent to kill this girl was not present initially when she was fighting one on one with another girl, when other girls jumped in that is where the situation was elevated and should be prosecuted on another level as well.

Sad Truths about Behavior

Volunteering and working with youth at some part in my life –I heard bathroom conversations held by young ladies that range in age from 13-16 years old. The viciousness of their words, hatred for other women that like the same boy that they like, and the curse words that flow freely with venom is something that is difficult to stomach. These girls are ready to fight at the drop of a dime and are caught in some twisted world of logic that makes no sense. Along with these women seem to be side-kicks, kids that aren’t strong in mind, obvious followers that do nothing but “agree” with their friends to keep their friendship. The sad thing is in my lifetime I’ve heard similar verbal exchanges while using the restroom.

One particular situation made me realize that you have no idea what dangers can be present when you are minding your own business by women filled with hate and jealousy. I went to the restroom and heard 3 women enter the restroom shortly after me. With amazement I listed to these adult women hatefully discussing another woman just because she was talking to an attractive African American male, yes she happened to be Caucasian. This situation was frightening to me because as I listened to these ladies call this woman out of her name, talk about how ugly she was, etc. All I could think was, there are so many men in this place why are you mad because this lady is having a conversation with this man? There are 20-25 other men at this establishment. Who this woman is talking to or who’s interested in approaching her is none of your business and why are you focused on her instead of attracting someone to you? I ascertained that perhaps the reason why they had time to focus on what this woman had going on was because they had low self-esteem, were not as classy/attractive, and their negative ugly energy was probably evident to other men and that’s why they were being approached. Anyhow-my point being this- lack of parenting and lack of example setting has greatly damaged this younger generation of girls that turn into hateful women. Frequently the people responsible of such crime have the formula: poverty, turbulent home, self-esteem problems, not deemed as attractive, and lacking a clear bright future compared to their victims. The media also plays a role of showing people, mainly woman, ready to fight and argue anytime they don’t like someone so they think this is okay and is an acceptable way to become famous and gain twitter followers. Are they wrong?

Parenting, Children Do Mirror Your Behavior Often


  • Are the children mirroring the behavior of their out of control parents?
  • Are children learning first hand that anytime you feel jealous or do not like someone it’s time to lay hands on them?
  • Are the children being taught that you can agree to disagree?
  • Are the children being taught that you have to eliminate another woman to obtain the love you want?
  • Are the children being taught by example that you do your best to hurt, lie, steal, and destroy other people?
  • Are the children learning through their parents not to take responsibility for the path they have in life thus it is better to throw stones that those that are better off in life?

Cain and Abel


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    • Jay C OBrien profile image

      Jay C OBrien 

      2 years ago from Houston, TX USA

      dashingscorpio: I agree, be alert and move away from danger when possible.

    • dashingscorpio profile image


      2 years ago

      Having grown up in Gary, Indiana during the 60s & 70s when it became "the murder capital of the world" I believe parents would be better off moving if they can afford to.

      The same talk we hear today about fixing schools, run down neighborhoods, and bad parenting has being going on for almost 50 years!

      The best thing people can do to avoid this is wait to have children after they have established a career and can afford to live in a low crime area.

      Another option are "home schooling" programs.

      The number one priority for any parent is to protect their child.

      Being the "good kid" in a bad neighborhood is a ticking time bomb. Believe it or not a lot of folks who live on the "South Side of Chicago" could afford to move away but they (choose) to stay!

      As of now there have been 1283 shootings mostly on the south side and we're not even half way through the year!

      It's an unrealistic dream to believe such areas can be turned around. The only time that happens is when things get so bad that people move out and developers pick up the property for cents on the dollar and turn around and build expensive loft style and high rise apartments.

      Anyone who has a child who is a honor student or is doing something positive with his/her life, their parents need to sacrifice to get them into a safer area asap. Save yourself!! Forget about saving the neighborhood.

      One man's opinion!:)

    • Jay C OBrien profile image

      Jay C OBrien 

      2 years ago from Houston, TX USA

      1. Be alert and walk away from danger.

      2. She did not spiritually die. She is Alive.

    • realtalk247 profile imageAUTHOR


      2 years ago

      Thank you Jay O'Brien I appreciate your feedback. Although she's in a better place its so sad to accept this young lady had a bright future ahead of her and the jealousy of others ended her life. From all accounts this young lady was non-violent and was an honors student, meanwhile the other girls seem to be headed for a life of crime. Posting fights on social media websites, taping fights, and then saying they were glad the girl died. Where are the parents of the other girls? I so can paint a picture of their parenting and lifestyles.

      So sad when the good die young.

    • Jay C OBrien profile image

      Jay C OBrien 

      2 years ago from Houston, TX USA

      This is a very powerful article. Three points below.

      1. Teach children to walk away from a fight. The smart children will be alert and walk away from confrontation. The less than smart children will become involved in fights and be at risk more often. This is the way of the world. Throughout a persons' life, they will be tried. Learn early to see the signs and get out of the way of danger.

      2. She did not die spiritually. She is alive in another, better existence. We are not the material body. We are a spiritual body and always will be. If you do no wrong, you have nothing to fear in the spirit world.

      3. Hold no grudges. Grudges only cause emotional problems within self. Learn to forgive. Eventually the immature attackers will learn how to behave. If not in this life, then in the next.


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