Marcus McCowan Jr. is an 18 year old who was in an Odessa, TX hospital with his girlfriend, who was in labor. This “teen” entered the nursery and tried to choke and shake several babies to death. He attacked a new mother, several staff members, and attempted to take an arriving police officer’s gun. Drugs were found in his possession.
Those actions are enough to get a mention here. However, there is more to the story. The “teen,” you will note, is a “jr.” and has a father of the same name, who was in the news a few years ago, having lost an appeal to the Fifth circuit after being arrested. Let’s let the case speak for itself:
On October 13, 2004, police obtained a search warrant for the house and an arrest warrant for its occupants…Upon entering the dwelling in execution of the warrant, the officers encountered Heather Wilson, who informed them that McCowan resided there. The officers found two handguns in the living room, a.45 caliber handgun found under a couch and a.380 caliber handgun, with the serial number obliterated, found underneath a smaller couch…Beside the .380, approximately six to eight inches away, was a baggie of marijuana… They gave [McCowan] Miranda warnings and began to question him. He gave them a statement in which he admitted: (1) he and Love resided at the house; (2) the handgun in question belonged to his mother; (3) he kept the handgun at the house for protection; (4) he knew its serial number had been filed off; (5) he knew that possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number was unlawful; and (6) he thought the firearm probably had been stolen.
He lost the appeal. It seems that this particular apple didn’t fall very far from this particular tree, which just happened to be located in the orchard that seems to be incapable of living in accordance with the law.
But hey, Cassandra, these two just happen to be two more of what you call “a small subset of violent black males that disproportionately commit violent crimes.”