by James Buchanan
A CBS news article reports: â€œFour teenage girls have been charged with robbing two University of Chicago students at gunpoint. Police said two of the girls approached a 28-year-old woman and a 22-year-old man as they were walking in the 5600 block of South Blackstone Avenue, shortly after midnight on Tuesday. A 14-year-old girl allegedly displayed a handgun, while a 15-year-old girl demanded the victimsâ€™ backpacks. The man handed over his backpack, but the woman did not, and the 14-year-old allegedly pistol-whipped her. As she was hitting the woman, the gun went off, but no one was struck by the bullet, police said.”
â€œThe robbers fled the scene, but were captured a short time later. A University of Chicago police officer found two of the suspects after a security guard reported seeing two suspicious females run by a building at 49th Street and Lake Park Avenue. After the two girls were arrested, the victims later identified them as the robbers.”
â€œAnother suspect was found after police on patrol spotted a car going the wrong way at 48th street and Dorchester Avenue. The car crashed when the officers tried to stop it. A 16-year-old girl inside ran away, but was caught, and later admitted to being the getaway driver. The fourth suspect, a 17-year-old girl, was arrested in south suburban Calumet Park, around 2:45 a.m. It was not immediately clear what her role was in the robbery.”
“Three of the girls are being charged as adults. Michelle Jones, 17, of the 12200 block of South Elizabeth Street; Nataya Collins, 16, of 1200 block of West 74th Place; and Kenyadrea Simpson, 15, of the 500 block of West 125th Place each were charged with armed robbery. Bond was set yesterday at $100,000 for each of the three charged as adults. The 14-year-old girl was being charged as a juvenile.â€
This is exceedingly rare. Normally Black “yoots” are still tried as juveniles even when they are just a few weeks short of their 18th birthday.
Still, the most dangerous one of the bunch, the 14 year old girl, who pistol-whipped the female student and whose gun went off accidentally (and could have killed the victim) will be tried as a juvenile and probably be out of juvenile hall by the time she’s 21.
The victim, being a college student, was likely White or Asian. Imagine having a sister or daughter in college and she has to suffer the trauma of being brutally hit in the face with a pistol, which goes off. The victim could easily have a broken nose, gun powder burns on her face and hearing damage from a pistol going off so close to her ear. And then the vicious monster, who did this, is tried as a juvenile and gets some minimal sentence while the victim could have damage and scars that last a lifetime!!
Imagine how traumatic each crime like this is on the victim. How is that young college woman supposed to simply ignore what happened and go back to studying? How many millions of victims of Black crime every year must take time off from work so they can file out a police report, get their injuries sown up and then need time off for their nerves to settle down. Some victims will need considerable psychiatric counseling, but the psychiatrist can never assure them of the one most important thing: that this will never happen again in multi-racial America.