Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Dunbar Village Miscreants Get Life While A New Set Arrested For Setting A Teen On Fire

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.
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7 comments:

Karen said...

Faith,

What carnage takes place within the BC, the powers that be (read: white majority population) could care less about.

However, at the point that their own are threaten, action will be taken.

Folks had better wakeup to what time it is. There are enough examples in history of populations being walled off, put in camps, you name it, for the "greater good".

These monsters are a major threat to stability and civic order, and I firmly believe actions will be taken if this continues to escalate.

Karen said...

Faith,

What carnage takes place within the BC, the powers that be (read: white majority population) could care less about.

However, at the point that their own are threaten, action will be taken.

Folks had better wakeup to what time it is. There are enough examples in history of populations being walled off, put in camps, you name it, for the "greater good".

These monsters are a major threat to stability and civic order, and I firmly believe actions will be taken if this continues to escalate.

The Misses said...

In both cases these people are young and did some horrible crimes u try to feel bad for them but even at the ages that they are, they know better. What's wrong with our youth? In many cases i believe it's the breakdown of the home and family.

Many people are in homes that have only one parent and the parent aren't educated nor is the children. Depending on where u live and the home you're raised in can determine your future. 13 and 15 year olds getting 10-15 yrs in prison is crazy but they haft to be punished somehow.

Setting people on fire and raping women and killing is ridiculous. Situations like this makes u wonder who's really the blame for all of this and can it be fixed?

Little criminals become big and lifetime criminals so they should be punished but if they have the opportunity to be released, these jails and prisons should do more for the people who go and not let them be just one of the boys and wait to be released to terroize some more when they get out.

Brother OMi said...

As a youngblood growing up in the Bronx, I got arrested for sitting in a stolen car I thought belonged to a friend. That is being at the wrong place at the wrong time (plus my man should have told me the car was hot instead of the lie that it belonged to his aunt).

As an Afro Latino youth growing up in the Bronx, I did a few crazy things like shoplifting, fighting, and throwing bottles at cops. I was caught up in the peer pressure but i can safely say that in all those cases, I made a decision to wild out.

Brother OMi said...

oops! didn't finish my comment... sorry...

as a young boy, like most young boys, we make such a strong and useless effort to be part of a group or to be accepted. Quite a few of us will do anything to impress our "friends."

That being said, there is that moment of truth all of us raised in inner city neighborhoods go through. it is that decision that will turn us into career criminals or into law abiding citizens. I am sure any cat who grew up in deprived neighborhoods can agree.

This was that threshold for these young boys. Where they could have said, "No this is dead wrong..."

They CHOSE badly and have to suffer the consequences.

I tell my 15 year old at least once a day, "I just want you to make SOUND decisions...it's all I ask..."

Faith at Acts of Faith Blog said...

Karen: I was just checking in on the story about the boy in FL and he's on a ventilator. If he doesn't survive it's bye bye for 4 of them as they'll likely to be charged as adults.

The Misses: I don't feel bad for them at all. I think their moral compass was completely shattered and the parents are going to want to rush in begging for second chances. Who brings rubbing alcohol and a lighter to a confrontation except to harm someone?

Brother OMi: Thank you again for adding insight as a young male AND as someone who had to navigate through challenging circumstances. You made good choices for yourself regardless. I'm sure you and your wife have instilled values and common sense in your children. It's increasingly becoming a rare thing amongst a certain population indeed.

Aphrodite said...

@ Misses

"Many people are in homes that have only one parent and the parent aren't educated nor is the children."

I think you are right. There are no fathers/parental nurture. In addition to lack of education - the parents are morally bankrupt. After listening to the parent(s) of some of the perpetrators in the Dunbar Village atrocity and then one of the parents in the Derrion Albert case - I see how their children turned out this way. Many of the parents sound like walking sociopaths themselves.