Well this is certainly good news in the war on crime. A mother and son, when confronted with a male youth attacking a 7 year old boy, reacted vigorously to rescue the boy. Some of the methods however are unique, Linda Rhodes went to assist her son in apprehending the suspect by using a long barbeque fork and jabbing him in the rear. Deshaun Ridge was arrested by police.
Joe Harn, a spokesman for the Garland Police Department, told MyFOXdfw.com. "These people are heroes."
This story is not so jovial. The term soccer mom has become a suburban cliche, so this just shocks me. A mother, Eva Daley, took her son and seven other youths to a skate park. These yutes your honor belong to the Latin Marijuana Smokers gang and they had a score to settle with a 13 year old named Jose 'Bobby' Cano. After this visit to the skate park, Cano was dead due to multiple stab wounds. Flabbergasted I am and wonder how this could happen. But alas in southern California its not so strange as the article relates.
Similar cases have surfaced in recent months. In a community outside Los Angeles, a 37-year-old mother drove her son's friends to a rival gang member's home for a drive-by shooting, police said. The mother was charged with assault.
In October, police arrested a 42-year-old woman suspected of driving her two sons and three others in an SUV to a Los Angeles neighborhood to scrawl it with graffiti. The charges were dropped for lack of evidence.
If convicted, Daley could get 25 to life on what she is charged.