This robbery is the latest in a string of felony crimes committed by juveniles on Dayton’s west side. Dayton police Sgt. Paul Saunders said they’re set to nearly double the number of felony arrests involving juveniles this year. He said the incident at Step-N-Style is an example of the crime juveniles are committing escalating. While teenagers were more commonly known to commit less-violent crimes such as thefts and burglaries, Saunders said he’s seeing more cases of juveniles using guns to steal cars and commit armed robberies. In this case, he said the crime resulted in a tragedy for Haggins’ family.
“(Haggins) is an example of someone who has gone down the wrong path, made some horrible decision and it’s had a horrible result,” he said.
Eh, what’s so horrible? Society has likely been spared years of multiple violent crimes, up to and including murder, and then decades of keeping this thug behind bars when he’s finally taken off the streets.
Sounds like a net win to me.