Pro-crime policies work. This is the result.
A 4-year-old girl has died from injuries sustained in an incident at a Raleigh hotel. Subsequently, a man has been charged in connection with her death.
Milton Ray Horton, Jr. was charged with murder. Horton, 27, was arrested by Raleigh police.
Around 4:30 on Sunday morning, Raleigh police arrived at the Candlewood Suites hotel on Lead Mine Road to find the child seriously hurt. Police said she suffered severe injuries and later died at a hospital.
WRAL did an extensive search Horton and learned he’s been arrested six times as an adult in Wake County – for crimes like breaking and entering, resisting a public officer and trespassing.
There are always warning signs. Some are more obvious than others.
A sane society pays attention to those warning signs and has mechanisms for triggering them. Those triggers save us from worse consequences.
Then Democrats and some Republicans decided that it was time to dismantle the criminal justice system and policing while calling it reform. The more the system was taken apart, the worse crime got, and the harder activists fought to decriminalize crime. The pettier stuff escalated into much worse incidents because the system was no longer functioning and the criminals had gotten the message. Repeat offenders were never locked up allowing them to escalate to worse things, and the sheer critical mass of violence broke the justice system even further.
A few incidents make the news, but mostly they get ignored. And people get the message. Even if they’re dumb enough to vote for pro-crime politicians, they still start buying guns, learning all over again to be wary, and to live in a profoundly dangerous world.
That awareness is very slow to penetrate elite political and cultural circles who hear a lot about Makhia Brown, not about Elijah LaFrance.
A 3-year-old boy was killed when gunfire erupted at a children’s birthday party in a Miami suburb—unleashing shock and outrage from community members, politicians and celebrities.
Investigators are still searching for the person who shot Elijah LaFrance when an altercation at a short-term rental in Golden Glades turned violent on Saturday night.
Elijah isn’t the first child caught in the crossfire at a party in Miami-Dade. In January, 6-year-old Chaussidy Sanders was killed at one. Last year, 7-year-old Alana Washington was killed in a drive-by shooting.
“As a father and as a member of this community, I am completely devastated. I’m disgusted,” Miami-Dade Police Director Freddy Ramirez told reporters at the scene.
“We talk about accountability. When are we going to hold ourselves accountable for what’s going on in our streets each and every day? This is ridiculous.”
When the elites and the media cares as much about children killed by criminals as they do about criminals killed by cops.