Skip to comments.'I need my baby's body,' mother says of 14-year-old missing in the Mississippi River(Trayvon II?)
Posted on 03/13/2018 2:14:33 PM PDT by BBell
A search for a 14-year-old who authorities said jumped into the Mississippi River was called off over the weekend, leaving his family and others who knew him desperate to recover his body and questioning how a chase of a stolen vehicle ended in a boy's death.
Ja'sean Williams was identified by family members as the teen who they presume has died after he went into the river early Thursday (March 8). The St. Bernard Sheriff's Office said Ja'sean jumped into the river near the Chalmette Ferry Landing, after police chased him and another boy in a stolen car.
"Something went wrong on that bridge and ... we want answers," said his mother, Sonya Williams.
According to a news release, Ja'sean was driving a stolen Infiniti FX35 near the intersection of Paris Road and Casa Calvo Street shortly before 2 a.m. Thursday when Sheriff's Office deputies tried to stop the car for a "suspected moving violation."
Ja'sean refused to stop, the report states, and "fled at a high rate of speed," southbound on Paris Road towards the ferry landing. The car crashed into a guard rail of the ferry landing and, with the car stuck, Ja'sean got out and tried to run away before jumping in the river, according to the report.
The 15-year-old passenger who had been in the car was caught by deputies and booked with resisting arrest, possession of stolen property and obstruction of justice, according to the sheriff's office.
Ja'sean's mother, Sonya Williams said the 15-year-old boy picked up her son in the stolen car late Wednesday and the two went to their friend's house in Little Woods. The boy told her they left around 1 a.m. and he was tired, so he asked Ja'sean to drive. According to Sonya Williams, the boy said Ja'sean missed the exit
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I feel for the Mother but her 14 year old was out very late on a school night and driving a stolen car. I don't know why he and his buddy ran from the cops, they did not face too much trouble being minors and all. They would have been released to their parents and at most would probably get probation.
Pretty sure he wont be stealing any more cars. Sad a family has to go through something like that.
I've read that cops are more nervous about young criminals. The younger ones are more likely to resist. The older ones know that the criminal justice system is not going to do much to them.
And the moral of the story is—Never jump in a river if you can’t swim.
Yup. Just a few discipline issues...
It can’t / won’t be another Trayvon.
Simply because Trump’s Department of Justice won’t fund, organize and coordinate the protests and riots as it did under Holder/Obama.
Well, from what's written, the kid jumped into the river on his own, with no help from anyone else. So, I'd say that's the how.
nobody forced him to steal cars, ride in stolen cars, speed away from the cops, nor jump into a river in the middle of the night...he deserved what he got, sadly...
She ouht to be brought in for interrogation for her parenting style.
That’s exactly what I was going to say.
Apostrophes always mean trouble. You cannot be too careful around an apostrophe.
“and questioning how a chase of a stolen vehicle ended in a boy’s death.”
Uh... Rather self explanatory?
He stole a car and then jumped into the river when he thought he was going to take the rap for it?
Loosing a child is always tragic, but let's see if I've got this right. The mother knowingly allowed her 14-year old son to leave in a car that she knew was stolen with another kid that she knew was not old enough to drive.
He could swim according to his mother but she said he was scared of the river. The Mississippi is very high and swift now, not to mention cold.
He didn’t mean to lead the cops on a high-speed chase in a stolen car, it was all a big misunderstanding.
And he had already been admitted to Harvard and MIT and Oxford on full-ride scholarships even though he was still in middle school, and he was a proud dad to his 8 kids.
Gotta keep an eye on them hyphens, too.
Yes, under 0bama there would probably be a justice department investigation and
the obligatory protests.
I hope the car is not damaged beyond repair.
Extremely sad. Obviously this mother could not control a young , pubescent male. Few women can by themselves. That’s why it was mind boggling that the Obama put the clamps on any school system that tried to impose discipline on unruly kids. Claimed the discipline was biased and violated their rights. A bit of well directed discipline may have done this kid a lot of good. Cops are there to enforce the law and assure public safety. They are not there to discipline.Nor could they have known how old the driver and passenger of that car were.
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