Demetrius Cox Jr was shot and killed a day after his 21st birthday, only a few hours after his mother bailed him out of the Osceola County jail, where he had been held since April on murder charges. At 21 years old, he was still a high school student at an Orange County private school that is located in Pine Hills, one of the most dangerous zip codes in the USA. He has been involved in at least three different gang-related shootings, including one that resulted in the death of a small child.

The family is blaming- you guessed it- gun owners for his death.

“This family said it wants gun violence to stop. “Stop the violence and find something else to do. It ain’t worth it. We’re all losing kids out here,” Burton said. “The gun violence is horrific since COVID,” Laster said. “It’s through the roof. Somebody needs to do something about this.”

Even people in the comments blaming guns while ignoring the truth:

Blacks make up 13% of the US population, but commit 45% of the homicides.

The facts are obvious to anyone who chooses to look at them without bias:

  • Black males are the victim of homicide 10 to 20 times more often than any other demographic
  • Black males commit homicides 15 to 35 times more often than any other demographic
  • Black males commit armed robbery 10 to 15 times more often whites
  • Most crime is committed by perpetrators who are the same race as their victims
  • More than 90% of homicides where the victim is black, so is their killer

It would be easy to take a racist slant, but I don’t think that blacks are inherently more violent or prone to crime. Studies show that black children raised by non-black parents more closely model their non-white peers. Instead, I believe that the root cause lies in the disintegration of the black family. In black communities, we now have more than two out of every three black children growing up in single parent households. Compare that to white children, where three out of four grow up having two parents in the family. In 1960, that was where black families were: 22% of black children were in single parent homes.

In other words, children growing up raising themselves are growing up without the guidance and direction that having a parent around provides. Children model the behavior of their role models. This is how we learn to comply with societal norms. When they are young, those role models are their parents. As they approach the teenage years, those role models become their peers. When there are no parents around, the young children model the behavior of the only others that they see: older kids.

So the black community has as its role model the leaders of street gangs. Criminals. This has been the case for nearly four generations. Solve the increasing problems of dads leaving as soon as a woman gets pregnant, and you solve the problems of our society. Of course this will never happen, because the people who could solve it are instead selling away the American nuclear family in exchange for votes. As long as we continue to subsidize single mothers, we will get more of them, which in turn will erode our society even further.


TechieDude · March 9, 2021 at 9:08 am

Until TPTB take a cold hard look and admit this, these kids will continue to grow up feral. And at 21 he’s no longer a kid and shouldn’t be in HS.

Think about that. You are sending you daughter to 9th grade. She’s what? 12? And a 21 year old monster attends as well?

Occam’s razor being something the left is clueless, they think it’s racism and incarcerations should reflect the population breakdown. To many brothers being sent to jail.

I’m guessing there was more than choir practice in his record, and as usual he probably shouldn’t have been on the street in the first place.

What ever happened to reform schools?

Tsgt Joe · March 9, 2021 at 1:27 pm

Retired from the child welfare system, worked my entire career in and around Detroit. The only acceptable answer for any and all the ills in the black community was “racism”. When “racism” is your default answer it precludes any attempts to remediate the problem. Additionally, a high percentage of the social workers were single moms who deliberately minimized fathers. They would go out of their way to avoid placing kids with their dads after they were removed from their moms.

Don Curton · March 9, 2021 at 4:52 pm

I’ve always maintained that we in the USA don’t have a racial problem, we have a cultural problem. I work with people of all ethnic groups. Generally they fall into a blue collar working middle class to a tech background engineering upper middle class. We all align pretty well on most everyday cultural issues. Protect your family, educate your kids, be involved in cleaning up your neighborhood, generally moderate conservative.

When I read or watch news about ghetto culture, it’s like a foreign almost alien world. The people are almost feral. How can anyone from that culture ever interact in any meaningful way with middle class culture? And yet 90% of our social politics is aimed at this ghetto culture with no sign of any positive outcome. I’m tired of my tax dollars being wasted. Wall them off and let them be. Provide very limited educational resources and an exit exam for the few that want to escape. Ignore the rest.

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