and Criticism, blog post by John Hoff
JNS blog was informed today by an official source that nobody will be prosecuted in the shooting death of Nehemiah Steverson since the death has been ruled an accident in light of the evidence.
This is a somewhat surprising development and I do not have any further information about how, exactly, this "accident" happened, whether it was yet another "janky" gun incident on the Northside, or one of those...
..."gee, do I put the gun on safe around my baby nephew by pulling the trigger all the way back like so" incidents, or even "Let me see it!" "No, you've had it long enough, let ME see it."
An accident. Therefore an act of stupidity instead of hatred. I'm not sure whether to reckon this as actual "progress" on the Northside even though, presumably, the effect on violent crime stats would be slightly positive.
In the wake of Steverson's shooting death, this blogger made a number of statements about how Steverson's life surely ended this way for lack of sufficient adult involvement and/or supervision. I don't see any need to modify these sentiments. A minor like Nehemiah hanging out with god-knows-who and, incredibly, there's a loaded gun in the picture...
Six of one, half a dozen of the other.