I was just reading the post at What About Our Daughters regarding the reaction of the family and supporters of those convicted in the Dunbar Village case as their sentences were issued. The relative youth of some of those criminals regarding getting a life-term is up for debate amongst some people. Even after the fact. I understand the defense attorneys fighting it because that’s their job but there are still people who think crimes committed by those under the age of 18 solely involve their lack of judgement. While that may be true to varying degrees sometimes a criminal is just a criminal. Some youths are well on their way to being sociopaths. Some boys have been allowed to flourish as if under the direct guidance of Lucifer himself. Everyone cannot be rehabilitated or redeemed. Not when they have no remorse and no conscience.
I used to think prosecutors were singling out youths of color and the push for charging juvenile’s as adults was cruel and unusual punishment. Since I didn’t work in law enforcement or with youths I didn’t realize the accumulation of a population that has grown to be more brutal over the years. It is sad because it means that children are being failed in every way possible. It also means a lot of people who do procreate should not until they learn how to be a parent – of course that’s not likely to occur. The more atrocities I read about the more I realize it’s open season for many who reside in certain residential areas.
There are still others involved in the Dunbar Village terrorism who haven’t been arrested and charged for their crimes. It may come down to them committing some other crime to finally get them off the streets. Now there’s another case in Florida getting national attention because of the race of the victim. Five boys are being charged with setting a classmate on fire over a minor dispute. He’s white and some (if not all) of those involved in the attack are black. The victim owed one of them money for a video game so they stole his dad’s bike. Then the victim reported it and they retaliated. The burning gives me shudders because it’s what the other males at Dunbar Village wanted to do to the mother and son to destroy evidence.
I’m sure the background history of those convicted for the Dunbar Village crimes will be similar to those being charged in this incident. The local media offers a bit more information. One of the mothers is interviewed on camera and claims her son was in the wrong place at the wrong time. Perhaps she’s correct..but that’s the same thing one of the mothers said about her son about Dunbar Village. Is there a “My Son Can’t Be A Criminal 101” textbook out there? A lack of sympathy gene? How long until one of the parents of those accused say racism is involved? The response is nearly identical.