This is just such a classic story of a child who is basically without parents, without love growing up and somehow, some way, makes it to adulthood with a clear vision of who he is. Yes, there were detours along the way into prison and drug use, but that is not the point here. There are so so many more young men, young black men, who are on this same path. A few of them will save themselves as Russel did, but most will not and the corrupt court and prison systems will swallow them up. What a tragedy, what a loss of precious life…..