Chicago 'gang member' charged with murder after he 'shot dead six-month-old girl because her dad stole his video-game console'
A 33-year-old documented gang member with 38 prior arrests has been charged in the devastating March shooting of a six-month-old Chicago girl - and police claim the alleged murder was in retaliation for a stolen video game system.I want you to wrap your head around a few salient facts. First off, that a 33 year old known felon with gang ties still got his hands on a handgun in a city that had until very recently banned all handguns in the only state in the union without any provisions for carrying of a handgun. Secondly, 38 prior arrests at the tender age of 33 years old and he's out on the street. Yes, tell me again about how we need more laws, about how just one more law is going to make all the difference.
Koman Willis is facing first degree murder and aggravated battery with a firearm charges after he allegedly shot dead baby Jonylah Watkins while aiming for her father, Jonathan Watkins.
And lastly, I want you to consider that this six month old baby girl was gunned down in a hail of gunfire intended for her father over a stolen game console. A FREAKING VIDEO GAME. For a goddamned XBox, this little girl will never get to grow up. Now, I understand, it's not about a video game. It's about respect, and power, and being the alpha male and retaliating against a wrong perpetrated against you. But damn, to be willing to murder someone over a slight, over a stolen video game? These are not the kind of people that are going to give a hairy rat's ass about how many guns they can buy in a month, or how many bullets their magazine is allowed to hold.
They'll care about a ban on bayonet lugs about as much as they care about prison time. When a young life filled with crimes nets 38 arrests - but they're still out on the street - there's something wrong with the system. These people are not being deterred by existing laws; hell, they're laughing at them. Prison becomes a rite of passage, something that happens and you get out and you get over it. No one fears it, because it's a joke, a revolving door for all but the most shocking of crimes.
Like, you know, murdering an infant over a video game console...
That is all.