Unlike the time that a career criminal named George Floyd died of a drug overdose while being restrained by the police, this shooting of a 4-year-old girl will not…
1. Lead to a national movement with corporate and media buy-in
2. Massive protests
3. Lots of posters and Rest in Power slogans
But it is why we have the culture of crime and policing that we do. This is just another day in the hood. When the police forces “descended from slave catchers” and who are “the modern incarnation of the KKK” are finally defunded, this can be every 5 minutes.
The 4-year-old girl who was shot in southwest Houston on New Year’s Day has been identified as the niece of George Floyd, who was killed by a Minneapolis police officer in 2020. Family identified the child as Arianna Delane.
Her father, Derrick Delane, said their apartment in the 3300 block of Yellowstone Boulevard was hit several times by gunfire just before 3 a.m. on Jan. 1. The gunfire that entered the second story hit the child who was asleep in the front bedroom.
“My daughter jumped up and said, ‘Daddy, I’ve been hit’ and I was shocked until I seen the blood and I realized my 4-year-old daughter was really hit,” Delane recalled. “She didn’t know what was going on. She was asleep.”
The girl’s mother drove her to the hospital where she underwent surgery and was stabilized.
Family said she has a punctured lung and liver and three broken ribs. She remains hospitalized.
Her father feels fortunate that she was not killed in the shooting…
“Why would my house get shot up?” the father said. “My daughter don’t know. I can’t explain that to her. As the father, you’re supposed to protect the kids.”
Struggling to find an anti-police angle, the media is complaining about response time. The police are damned when they come and when they don’t.
This interview with a Chicago carjacker provides some insight into what’s going on here and why these shootings of kids keep happening.
A. [He describes how gang members drive into enemy territories in stolen high-end vehicles with tinted windows and at the last second roll down the windows and fire at their rivals, who aren’t sure whether the people in the car are friend or foe.]
Some may decide to go through a rival neighborhood, a rival gang, you know, [in a high-end car] with tinted windows. There’s a thing where they swerve in the middle of the street. They call it “jackballing.” They’re swerving in the street, slow, popping the music, and they will lead the people on — the rival gang — that it’s one of their own, until the window comes down and now they’ve caught them off guard and let shots off. So that’s a drive-by.
Q. Do people in this game have any remorse for scaring the hell out of the people that they’ve robbed or even [shot]? Do people who do this kind of stuff have a heart?
A. I’d say they do, but at the moment in time they are committing to act, I don’t think it’s on their mind. It’s a hustle or a point they are trying to make or trying to prove. After the fact, they may [be] remorseful.
Gangland shootings in the black community particularly have high rates of collateral damage because of drive bys. The thugs start spraying bullets everywhere, often hitting anyone and everyone in the area. Straightforward hits would have much less collateral damage, but this is the gang culture and children often end up in the line of fire.
Floyd’s grandniece is just another statistic and his drug overdose death has been effectively used by BLM and its allies to shut down the police and enable more shootings of children.