WASHINGTON, August 22, 2013 — Much of America has reacted in horror to the killing of Australian student Chris Lane in Oklahoma. Lane was killed by three teenagers — James Edwards, 15, Chancey Luna, 16, and Michael Jones, 17 — who claimed that they killed out of boredom.
The father of another young man threatened by the killers claims that they killed as an initiation to a local offshoot of the Crips, a violent, predominantly black gang formed in Los Angeles over 40 years ago. The possibility that this was a hate crime looms large. Edwards tweeted in April, “90% of white ppl are nasty. #HATE THEM.”
The left has ignored the racial and gang components of the killing to focus on the issue of gun control. In Australia, former politician Tim Fischer demanded Australians boycott America until America adopts strict gun control laws like Australia’s. He missed the point that Oklahoma has laws against juveniles possessing guns and against murder, and that did not stop these thugs.
Fischer also missed the point that while law abiding citizens in Australia have been stripped of their rights to protect themselves, criminals are flooding the streets with guns that they can use against defenseless Australians.
The problem here is not guns; it is a welfare state that has created feral children.
These children are left to raise themselves. That turns out about as well as a reasonable person would expect it to.
One witness described the three arrested juveniles as bullies, troublemakers, and lacking parental supervision.
Where were the parents of these children while they were buying guns and drugs? Edwards tweeted, “Ayeee I knocced out 5 woods since Zimmerman court!:) lol sh*t ima keep sleepin sh*t! #ayeeee.” “Woods” is a derogatory term for white people; the tweet was a boast that Edwards knocked out at least five white people in retaliation for the George Zimmerman verdict. James Edwards Sr. protested the innocence of his son, who he says is a good boy who wants to be an Olympic wrestler. Did he know his good son was beating up white people?
Since the 1960’s, the welfare state has subsidized illegitimate births, destroyed the family and created an environment where children raise children and where there is no incentive for a father to be involved in a child’s life.
The result is feral children.
In New York City, police officers are defending themselves against accusations of brutality after a rookie New York City Police Officer shot and killed 14-year-old Shaaliver Douse. Douse had been charged earlier this year with attempted murder, but those charges were dropped after the intended victim and witnesses refused to cooperate with the police.
Douse was chasing another individual on August 4 and tried to shoot him. The police saw this and ordered Douse to drop his weapon. When he refused, they shot him.
Douse was shot at 3:00 a.m. Media reports made reference to Douse’s mother, but what about his father? Where was he? And why was the mother allowing her child to roam the streets of New York City at three in the morning?
America’s problem is not a gun problem. It is a problem with policies that create children that have no parental supervision.
Hillary Clinton said, “It takes a village to raise a child.” No, it takes a family. The government has to get out of the way and stop creating policies that destroy families.
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