Children, or savages? On Friday, November 17th., the Las Vegas Review-Journal ran this headline, “4 suspects in 17-year-old’s fatal beating appear in adult court.”
Four of the juveniles arrested in connection with the fatal group beating of a Rancho High School student made their initial appearance in Las Vegas Justice Court on Friday.
Dontral Beaver, 16; Damien Hernandez, 17; and Gianni Robinson, 17, all had initial appearances in front of Hearing Master Daniel Westmeyer on Friday morning.
Treavion Randolph, a fourth teenager whose case has been sent to the adult court system and who turned 16 on the day of the fatal beating, appeared in court Friday afternoon.
Four other juveniles have been arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with the death of 17-year-old Jonathan Lewis Jr. Because the other four teenagers are under the age of 16, they will need to go through a certification hearing in Family Court for a judge to determine if they will be tried as adults.
The judge ordered Beaver, Hernandez, Robinson and Randolph to continue to be held without bail at the Clark County Detention Center although attorneys will have the opportunity to present bail arguments at later hearings. They are set to appear in court again on Tuesday.
Some crimes, like this one, deserve no leniency in a civilized society”, said Thomas Robb, the National Director of the Knights Party of the Ku Klux Klan, centrally based in Harrison, Arkansas. “This may not be the popular opinion, but it is the truth. America is not only a White, Christian country, but it is also a civilized society. When actions like these take place, we should not tolerate it, nor give it a chance to happen again. Regardless of age. Age really has nothing to do with this crime. It has to do with the mentality of these teenagers. A normal teenager just doesn’t wake up one day and decide to ‘troop’ up on and stomp to death another teen. This goes beyond normal teenaged angst, this was a brutal non-white on White murder. These attackers, in my opinion, will never be fit to live in our civilized society. This compares to a Pitbull that turns on someone for no apparent reason whatsoever. It’s the nature of the beast. A dangerous dog that mauls and kills someone is usually put down by a veterinarian, and in this particular instance, I feel that this deserves no less than capital punishment for all involved.”