The two brothers charged with shooting and killing NBA player Dwyane Wade’s cousin prove the futility of both a revolving-door criminal justice system and restrictive gun laws that only affect the law-abiding.
Derren and Darwin Sorrells were charged with first-degree murder in connection with the homicide of Nykea Aldridge. Darwin Sorrells was convicted in 2013 of receiving, possessing or selling a stolen vehicle and for unlawful use or possession of a firearm by a felon. He served three years in state prison before being paroled in early February. In 2011, he had been convicted of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon. He was sentenced to five years on that charge. He also has felony convictions from 2007 for aggravated battery in a public place and aggravated battery causing great bodily harm.
Derren Sorrells, who is a documented member of the Gangster Disciples, served four years in state prison after being convicted in 2012 of violating the terms of his electronic monitoring and possession of a stolen vehicle. He was paroled Aug. 12.
As felons, neither was permitted to own a firearm, and neither could have passed a background check to purchase a gun.
California Gangs Stepping Up Gun Acquisition
California gangs are getting more and more guns to use for their dirty work, and the state’s so-called “universal” background check law isn’t slowing them down a bit.
According to a report on KABC, southern California law enforcement rounded up 15 suspects in a gang-related burglary ring that they say was responsible for stealing from thousands of homes.
According to the report, “The gang members were given goals, officials said: Break into homes and come back with at least $5,000 and a weapon every single day.” And, according to the report, they were quite successful, striking homes four or five times a week for a total of more than 5,000 burglaries.
In the meantime, California politicians are trying to make it more difficult for law-abiding Californians to own the firearms needed to protect themselves from these violent criminals. Go figure.
Home Intruder Shot By Armed Resident
A woman’s ex-boyfriend tried twice to break into her home last Wednesday, only to finally succeed in getting himself killed.
According to local media reports, the man first tried to force his way into the West Philadelphia home through a kitchen window. A little later, he forced his way in through a second floor window and began attacking his ex-girlfriend.
That’s when the woman’s current boyfriend pulled a gun and shot the intruder in the chest. According to police reports, he was transported to a nearby hospital, where he later died.