In a photo he posted on Twitter, Kwmaine Davis had a big smile on his face as he held one gun in each hand at a shooting range. His message to his followers: “Yes, I’m really bout that action.”
What Davis didn’t know is that one of his followers was a Boston police officer.
As a convicted felon, Davis isn’t allowed to possess guns, even if he’s only shooting them at a firing range. A federal judge sentenced him Wednesday to 18 months in prison for doing just that.
After seeing two firing range photos Davis posted on Twitter, Boston police notified federal authorities. Police were concerned that Davis, a known member of a violent Boston gang, had gone to the firing range to perfect his shooting skills. He already had been shot twice himself and convicted once before for illegal possession of a gun.
Criminals don’t care about the law. He’s a violent gang member, he’s been shot twice before, and this isn’t his first gun conviction, yet still not only did he illegally get guns, but he posted pictures of it online.
Of course why not?
He was sentenced to prison after saying he accepted responsibility for his actions and wanted to turn his life around. Davis, 23, told U.S. District Judge Denise Casper that he plans to go to counseling, return to school and find a job after his release.
Casper imposed a sentence that was agreed to by prosecutors and Davis’ lawyer under a plea deal. The judge told Davis she hopes he will make an “earnest effort” to get his life on track.
“At the end of the day, it’s up to you, and I wish you good luck,” she said, just before Davis was led away to begin serving his sentence.
Davis’ lawyer, Joshua Hanye, said his client admitted to being a member of the H-bloc gang – a violent gang that operates in Boston’s Roxbury neighborhood – since the age of 13. But he said he Davis is “ready to make a change.”
Just tell the judge that THIS TIME you’re serious about flying the straight an narrow and he’ll give you a 18 month sentence at the grey-bar hotel! I’ll be AMAZED if he’s not out on the streets dealing drugs and carrying guns in six months!
We won’t be rid of this thug until somebody kills him, or he finally kills somebody else.
The moral of this story is that gun laws are pointless, because criminals don’t care, and the Justice system doesn’t seem to care much more. There is no evidence that this guy is going to clean up his act, and I would say quite the evidence to the contrary, and all he has to do is be a “good boy” by prison standards and he’ll be back with the gang in Boston before spring!
This story will ONLY end in murder. either the murder of Mr. Davis, or the murder of somebody else. I would say potentially somebody defending themselves from Mr. Davis, but this is Boston. This is how violent crime is treated in this country, and why you NEED to carry a gun!