Please Read The Making Of A Juvenile Delinquents @ www.gmwsoc.org
15-year-old to be tried as adult in shooting of Portsmouth police officer:
GMW: When I heard this story on November 6 ,2017, my heart and prayers went out for the injured officer. Then I heard of the young man who shot her. I was appalled that a 15 year old child had a gun and shot a police officer. I then wondered: Who is this child. The following is what I found.
When Patterson first appeared in court after his arrest, he cried as a judge explained the severity of the charges against him. With his hands and feet shackled, he used his shoulder to wipe away tears. He wore jeans and a T-shirt, his hands and feet shackled. His mother and his legal guardian – an aunt – stood beside him.
The 15-year-old stood before a judge, crying as she explained the severity of the charges against him.
All we know about Will Patterson is that he’s a black young male, that was able to have gun instead of a book ,and shot a police officer who was trying to arrest him for being out of school. A tenth grader who has been a truant and is an admitted member of the 300 hundred gang. He is now going before a judge To Be sentenced as an adult.
Patterson, a 10th-grader at I.C. Norcom High School who has been truant, is an admitted member of the 300 gang, according to a summary of the case read in court.
I’m not condoning his crime, I’m only asking, ‘was this child ever in an environment that was conducive to his development. Was he ever treated as a child… loved, nurtured and cared for. So many of our juvenile delinquents are being tried as adults and their lives are over before they got started. These children did not give birth to themselves; there are adults somewhere, who dropped the ball.
When mass murderers commits heinous crimes, like the Vegas Shooter, or even Pit Bulls, they get analyzed. Their pedigree is checked, just to try and understand what brought them to the end results, but for young men like William Patterson Jr., there no concern… Only-15-year-old to be tried as adult in shooting of Portsmouth police officer:
Grandmothers we are losing too many of our men to the streets; It’s really takes a village to raise a child. They all belong to us. If we don’t try to save them, who will. We brought them into the world, was given stewardship over them by God, I think we have all fallen short.