I didn't know Joshua Prouty but I am saddened beyond words to learn of his violent murder. He sounds like a son any father would call his "pride and joy".
His Mom Was quoted as saying "He was everybody's kid. This could have been anybody's kid." Perhaps President Obama will appear on national news and proclaim: If I had a son, he would look like Joshua. I guess that,soon, there will be marching in the streets and nationwide demand for a hate crime prosecution of his alleged murderers. I'm sure just beating the poor kid up was not enough for the four of them (those good kids). Soon, celebrities worldwide will voice their opinions about the racial aspects of this crime and decry this horrible example of racism. Perhaps not. We are a troubled city here in Wilmington. I,too, am scared to walk around downtown late in the evening. These gangs of "alleged" thugs control downtown and I have to wonder why Police Patrols (WALKING PATROLS) are never visible. Few enough Police vehicle patrols are around. Perhaps, Mr Donatone the Hampstead gun control advocate can tell us how to keep guns out of the hands of these street thugs (alleged). I wish Joshua had a gun, at least he would had a chance.
As I said, I am saddened beyond words. Poor kid!
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