the Devin Brown case - Where are the parents?
February 11, 2005
I wish to express my heart-felt sympathy to Officer Garcia for the
anguish and trauma a shooting causes the shooter.
My big question since first seeing this incident on the news, and
a question no one has asked that I have seen, is this: What the
hell is a 13 year old doing out a 4am?!? Where are the kid's parents?
Where is the outrage from the esteemed community elders over this
kid's obvious neglect from his parents?
Has no one raised the point that this kid would not have started
the whole chain of events that lead to this tragic end if he had
been at home asleep, sleeping for his next "Honor Student"
day at school? If this kid is such an Honor Student, what was he
doing out 4 hours before school starts?
We see crap like this in Philly all the time, kids getting shot
or beat on by other kids & gangs, but no reporter ever asks
during the ensuing hysteria, "Why was an 8 year old out playing
in the street at 11pm on a school-night?"
Isn't there a correlation between these parents obvious lack of
interest in how their kids prepare for school, the kids performance
at school, and their subsequent path in life?