When she protested that she had no money, the older of the black punks – 17 year old De'Marquis Elkins – pulled a pistol, shot my mother in the leg, and then put a bullet between my eyes.
On 30 August, De'Maraquis Elkins was found guilty of murder by a Cobb County, Georgia jury, and on September 12th, Superior Court Judge Stephen Kelly pronounced Elkins' sentence as life in prison without parole plus 105 years for other counts of armed assault and attempted robbery, including his wounding of a pastor outside his church ten days before Elkins killed me.
I'm glad De'Marqis Elkins is off the street for the rest of his life, where he won't have the opportunity to shoot other babies in the face, but I can't help wondering why he did it. It no longer makes any difference to me, of course, but I have the feeling that De'Marquis Elkins was not an isolated case. In fact, I've heard that blacks – who comprise only 12.6% of the population – commit 85% of the murders in the United States. Why?
On 26 February 2012, a year and a month before I was killed, a 17 year old black punk named Trayvon Martin attacked a white man who, fortunately for him, was armed. Trayvon Martin's autopsy showed he was on marijuana at the time of his death and that he had significant liver damage from drug abuse – at the age of 17!
On 9 August 2014, a year and four months after I was killed, an 18 year old black punk named Michael Brown, who had just robbed a convenience store, attacked and was shot by a policeman in a suburb of Saint Louis Missouri. Michael Brown's autopsy revealed marijuana in his blood.
I was only 13 months old when I was killed, but even I can see a pattern here. Mexican drug cartels are making so much money they are killing each other to protect their markets. Where are all those drugs going? Who's buying them? Where is the money coming from that supports the death squads of the Sinaloa and Zeta cartels?
Could it be that a large part of that money is US taxpayer money directed into the coffers of Mexican criminals through young blacks by means of food stamps and welfare checks? And could it be that, when taxpayer subsidies become inadequate to support their burgeoning habit, these black punks turn to crime for additional funds? How else can you explain why a nice, law abiding black child would suddenly turn into a ravenous beast, posessed by such an overpowering craving that he would shoot a baby in the face over frustration that the purse he was trying to steal was empty?
But what do I know? I'm just a kid who was killed a year and a half ago yesterday – and in any case, I was only 13 months old at the time. Besides, it's no longer my problem.