11-year-old boy on public transit pulls gun on mother with baby
savage’s mother, Shaquita Louis, wants him released under the recognizance of his aunt (just as the mother of one of the homicidal shopping cart hurlers
in East Harlem who almost killed Marion Hedges and caused her permanent brain injury wanted him released). But let’s have some understanding for the family’s situation. The 11-year-old’s sister (more likely his half-sister), Yashanee Vaughn, was murdered last year by her 14-year-old boyfriend, Parrish Bennette.
KGW in Portland, Oregon has the story:
PORTLAND — An 11-year-old boy was arrested in downtown Portland Thursday night after he brandished a handgun in his waistband during an argument with a passenger on a MAX train.
The Oregonian reported he was ordered held in custody in juvenile court Friday.
Transit police were dispatched about 8:20 p.m. to the Old Town/Chinatown MAX stop on a report of someone with a gun on the train, said Sgt. Pete Simpson.Officers learned that a group of boys and girls, including two boys age 11 and 13, had been in a dispute with a passenger.
One of the boys had reportedly bumped into a woman’s baby stroller when getting on the train and an argument broke out. [LA replies: No, an “argument” did not “break out.” A black “youth” accosted a mother with baby (almost certainly white) and then threatened her life.]
During this dispute, the 11-year-old reportedly lifted his shirt to reveal a handgun in his waistband, which he began to pull out, Simpson said.
“The boy kicked my stroller, knocked my soda and I told him it was really rude,” Anisa said.
“He’ll smack the (expletive) stuff off my face and that’s when he stood up like he was going to do something.”
The woman called 9-1-1 and the train stopped in Old Town. Police took away a .22 caliber semi-automatic handgun from the child’s waistband.
The 13-year-old had a BB gun in his backpack. He was also taken into custody.
“I think it’s disturbing,” said TriMet spokeswoman Mary Fetsch, “When you think about transit as a reflection of the community, and what happens in the community well, at times will happen on transit. An 11-year-old. Wow. You think, ‘What has our community come to?’”
Shaquita Louis, the boy’s mother, pleaded for him to be released into the custody of an aunt, the newspaper reported.
Louis is the mother of Yashanee Vaughn, whose body was found just a few hundred yards off Rocky Butte Road in July, about four months after she disappeared. Vaughn’s boyfriend, 14-year-old Parrish Bennette, is charged with her murder.
Here is one way to bring such incidents to an end: disorderly and violent black youth should be consigned to separate subway cars, where they cannot threaten the other riders, especially whites who have been the target of an epidemic of black-on-white violence in this country for the last few years. Of course that’s not going to happen. Nothing I advocate is going to happen within the lifetime of modern liberal society. But modern liberal society is not going to last forever.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at January 29, 2012 07:21 PM | Send