A teenaged girl’s parents in Denver aren’t blaming their own poor parenting skills for the death of their daughter, but rather the police after she was shot to death trying to run over the police while driving a stolen Honda.
The 17-year-old girl’s parents are likely positioning themselves for a nice cash settlement from the City of Denver in the girl’s death.
A local “youth organizer” (is that like a community organizer?) Mimi Madrid Puga, 26, said that stealing cars and joyriding in them was “a right of passage” for many youths. She also said it “shouldn’t carry the death penalty”.
With parenting and leadership like Mimi Madrid Puga’s it’s no wonder the community she organizes within is in such turmoil. She isn’t concerned with the impact of car theft on the victim’s families. Decent people rely on their cars for transportation to get to and from a paying job – and to provide for their families. To have their family car stolen and often crashed by joyriding criminal thugs isn’t a victimless crime, but Puga doesn’t have a care in the world for the car’s owners.
Well, most would agree riding in a stolen car (or even driving a stolen car) shouldn’t carry the death penalty, but trying to run over an innocent person with a car? In today’s world, threatening or committing acts which would likely result in the imminent infliction of death or great bodily injury to an innocent carries with it the risk of getting yourself shot DRT – dead right there.
And while her parents didn’t trot out the “my little baby didn’t do nuffin’ wrong” line specifically, they clearly identified her as coming from that lineage. From the LA Times:
Her parents called her a “beautiful girl who brought love and joy to her family and friends.” But this wasn’t her first run-in with the law.
The Associated Press reported that she was cited Jan. 1 for eluding an officer and resisting arrest after being stopped traveling 80 mph in a 55-mph zone.