In a sad display of the collapse in morals, judgment and restraint that has affected Detroit we get the latest senseless criminal act,
At around 11 pm at night on a school night, a 13 year old, Deontae, is hanging out by a store.
He witnesses a man, who appeared to be intoxicated urinate in public and he sees him drop $70 which point Deontae swoops in and steals the money and rides off on his bicycle. This is a mistake.
Unfortunately for him, he's messing with a fellow who has a, as typical, lengthy criminal record, and as is often the case in Detroit, was wanted for violation of his probation but not picked up.
Taking exception to his money being stolen, the fellow, along with some accomplices, then kidnaps the kid at gunpoint, takes him in his car for a ride and kills him.
Deontae's body is later found and at least two of the criminals involved is arrested in Toledo, Ohio.
The Detroit Free Press: Petty crime, deadly penalty for 13-year-old Detroit boy
The Detroit News: Suspect in Detroit teen’s death remains in Toledo jail
There's plenty of failure on multiple levels and wrongdoing to go around on this one.