In Portland, Oregon, an 11-year-old boy kicked a woman’s baby stroller on a commuter train. She protested, so he brandished a .22 caliber semi-automatic handgun that he’d tucked into his waistband. The gun was fully loaded.
Shaquita Louis, the boy’s mother, pleaded for her son to be released into the custody of an aunt. Last summer, Ms. Louis’s daughter’s body was found buried by the side of a local road, four months after she’d gone missing. Her 14-year-old boyfriend murdered her.