Our Crumbling Civilization: Soccer Mom From Hell Edition
Yes, this is the new model of motherhood, from just up the road:
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) - Mothers have lied, spun elaborate alibis and hidden evidence for their gang-member sons. But investigators say Eva Daley went to murderous lengths.
Daley, 30, drove her 14-year-old son and six other members of the Latin Marijuana Smokers gang to a skate park to kill a 13-year-old boy they had a grudge against, police say. The boy, Jose "Bobby" Cano, was stabbed to death.
The Latin Marijuana Smokers gang? Eva must have been so proud! And what a good mom, so concerned that her little boy not drive without a license, that she stopped whatever she was doing (smoking crack? turning tricks?) and drove him and his buddies herself.
I think Eva's twisted mothering is disgusting enough to stand alone as a civilization-crumbler, but the fact is, Eva doesn't stand alone: A few months ago, also in the LA area, a 37-year-old mother drove her son's friends to a rival gang member's home for a drive-by shooting. She's charged with assault.
"I'm shaking my head at this because I thought I had heard of everything," said Gary Hearnsberger, head of the Hardcore Gang Division at the Los Angeles County district attorney's office.
Daley and the seven teenagers were charged with murder in the June 26 slaying near the squalid skate park in this port city of 462,000 about 25 miles south of Los Angeles.
And, just to take civilization's crumbling and pulverize it, there's this:
After Daley's arraignment Tuesday, a man supporting her screamed and lunged at Cano's family in a courthouse hallway and attacked a cameraman.The family that slays together stays together?