Granma Covington, according to the Chicago newspaper, said this about her two grandkids, 24-year-old Tanishia and 18-year-old Brittany who kidnapped and brutalized a disabled teenager: “I’m so upset, my head is about to bust open.”
The elder Covington went on to exclaim, “I don’t know if someone influenced her. . . She had her ups and downs. (She) was a good person. I’m so confused.”
Granma was in the courtroom last week for the arraignment of her two disgusting granddaughters and their wretched partners 18-year-old Jordan Hill and 18-year-old Tesfaye Cooper.
The judge denied bail for the group of menancing young blacks who, according to news reports, lured a disabled student who was a friend of one of the vigilante group, to meet at a McDonald’s and to then spend the night at one of the evil wrong-doer’s house who was thought to be a friend.
The victim, a white young man diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder and Schizophrenia, was taken from McDonald’s by the bunch, in a stolen van, to an apartment where he was brutalized.
Granma Covington is upset and confused? I suggest she should have, over the years, known who her kids were. Where are the mama and the papa of these Covington girls?
Where are the delinquent parents of the other members of the bunch? Maybe they’re making themselves scarce since that’s been the acceptable model of parenting they’ve practiced throughout the years.
This bunch of evil wrong-doers didn’t hatch overnight. Simply put, there’s been nobody watching the barnyard during the years that led up to this inhumane hate crime.
Jordan Hill, news reports say, attempted to extract $300 from the victim’s mother with the promise of returning her son who had been missing since she dropped him at the McDonald’s for the overnight stay.
I suggest this wasn’t the first time Hill had tried such a manuever. When watching the barnyard, every parent needs to be aware of what money their kid has, where they got it and when they got it.
No floating cash in the house. It’s all to be accounted for when you’re the overseer of teenagers and in charge of the barnyard.
The younger Covington is said to be a college student. Well, is that supposed to present her as a thinking and caring individual?
The older Covington has two children who she’s now lost custody of. And with the criminal charges she’s facing and will be convicted of since the bunch livestreamed their evil deed on Facebook, she won’t see her kids or the light of day until she’s a granma herself.
Young people are stupid – we know this. So, one of the important things we parents, grandparents and everyone else who is willing to lend a helping hand must do is to provide our youth a value system that includes an emphasis on respect and compassion for others.