Two Black Teens Who Kill an Uber Driver While Attempting to Steal a Car Will Not Be Charged As Adults
The D.C. Chief of Police Robert Contee III stated that he sees no point in blaming a 15-year-old as an adult, as it “does not bring back the lost loved one in this case”.
“The 15-year-old would not be charged as an adult. You know, obviously, this is a tragic case and, you know, charging this person as an adult [who’s] a juvenile … does not bring back the lost loved one in this case,” said Acting Chief Contee,” And certainly, again, the 15-year-old would not be eligible as a Title 16 case. You know, and it’s not really pointing fingers at anyone – the courts or anyone.”
The family of the deceased Pakistani immigrant did not comment on the words of the Chief of Police.
Nevertheless, society is outraged by this position of the police, since such leniency will entail a series of thefts, attacks and murders committed by minors who avoid fair punishment.
Chef Contee explains his statement by the fact that the problem of theft is much more acute than attempts to put teenagers in prison for the maximum possible period.
“That’s one of many. We have one for that particular – one of the individuals involved, but there are several carjackings that we have had so far this year where we’re seeing individuals that are involved in multiple, multiple cases. So clearly I think that speaks to us really examining, as a community, the accountability that’s in place. You know, how is it that someone is charged with carjacking or is responsible for carjacking commits another carjacking and another carjacking? I think it’s the larger issue than just this one particular case.”
The incident took place in March in the 1200 block of Van Street SE near the Nationals Park in Washington. Two black girls, 13 and 15 years old, tried to stun the driver of an Uber Eats with a taser, resulting in the death of 66-year-old driver Mohammad Anwar and no scratches on the juvenile hijackers.
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