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August 27, 2013 - 8:06 am

Just as James Edwards’ family insisted that he is a good kid after he stood accused of gunning down Australian baseball player Chris Lane, the father of Kenan Adams-Kinard is insisting that his son is also a good kid. Adams-Kinard stands charged with 1st degree robbery and 1st degree murder. He allegedly beat an elderly military veteran to death with a flashlight.

“I hope they find out what really happened,” said Steven Kinard, whose 16-year-old son Kenan Adams-Kinard was found by police hiding in a friend’s basement early Monday and taken into custody.

“Kenan’s a good kid,” the father added. “And I just thank God that they brought him back safe.”

The younger Kinard and Demetruis Glenn, also 16, are accused of killing 88-year-old Delbert Belton in a Wednesday robbery outside the Eagles Lodge in North Spokane. Belton, who police say fought back against his attackers, was pronounced dead at Sacred Heart Medical Center.

Belton was 88, a decorated survivor of the Battle of Okinawa. He fought to keep the world free and lived a full life, only to die violently at the hands of thugs.

Mr. Kinard might want to do some soul searching.

The teen’s father, Steven Kinard, said he hadn’t talked with his son since Aug. 14, a week before the homicide. Speaking on the front stoop of his family’s home in the East Central neighborhood, Steven Kinard wondered Monday what could be done to avoid the violence.

“It was a rude awakening to me,” Steven Kinard said. “It’s telling me, damn, what could I have done for my son?”

Adams-Kinard is 16. He needed a full-time father. He didn’t have one. This particular “good kid” may be the multi-sport athlete and improving student that his father thinks he is.

Steven Kinard described the teen as a gifted multi-sport athlete and an improving student. Descriptions of the violence taking place in Belton’s sedan, which left the victim with numerous facial fractures, are out of character, Steven Kinard said.

“Kenan is no violent person at all,” he said.

But he’s also already running down the path of career criminality.

Both Glenn and Adams-Kinard had prior arrests and convictions on their records, Straub said. Adams-Kinard was serving six months probation and sentenced to 30 hours of community service stemming from a fourth-degree assault and third-degree robbery conviction in June, according to court records.

He isn’t violent, he just got caught in an assault-robbery in June that was similar to the one that brutally ended Delbert Belton’s life.

The young lad is just following in the family business.

The elder Kinard and his brother Terrence, Adams-Kinard’s uncle, have had run-ins with the law. Terrence made headlines a few years ago for appealing to a federal judge while awaiting sentencing on drug charges to spend Thanksgiving at his mother’s home. At the time, he had failed to appear for numerous court dates. But both men said it would be unfair to link Adams-Kinard with their past mistakes.

We don’t really need another trap conversation about race. We need an earnest conversation about families and generational criminality.

h/t JWF

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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"Good kid" must be racial code words for a young black male who hasn't yet killed another young black male (whites don't count), hasn't assaulted an immediate family member, or raped any females under the age of twelve. He probably aspires to be nothing less than a well-known rapper, attends school when he has nothing else to do, and his run-ins with the police have thus far been limited to crimes in which he has managed to leave minimal evidence of his participation. Apparently, those are the criteria for determining a "good kid" in the black culture.
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One of the breeders that produced the Chris Lane murderers said the same thing.

St. Skittle's parents say it, too.

It's part of the script. Ignore it.
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One is forced to wonder what one of these little monsters has to do before their absentee fathers won't insist he's a "good kid".
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“I hope they find out what really happened,” said Steven Kinard.

Translation: I hope my son's defense attorney can pin this on the other kid or spin this to make the 88 year old man the aggressor.
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Generational criminality is a culture. But one cannot separate out race. Their elders teach them they have to work 10 times harder, must have the "talk," cops are out to kill them, society hates them, people follow them in stores, taxis won't pick them up, that law is made for whites, and on and on and on.

The 3 hallmarks of liberal failure (and personal as well) is to indulge in blame, complaint and self-pity.
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"Good kid" must be racial code words for a young black male who hasn't yet killed another young black male (whites don't count), hasn't assaulted an immediate family member, or raped any females under the age of twelve. He probably aspires to be nothing less than a well-known rapper, attends school when he has nothing else to do, and his run-ins with the police have thus far been limited to crimes in which he has managed to leave minimal evidence of his participation. Apparently, those are the criteria for determining a "good kid" in the black culture.
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"He probably aspires to be nothing less than a well-known rapper . . . "

Either that or make it in the NBA or NFL, where he can really fine tune his criminal skills, and also afford lawyers (think OJ).
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And I bet Leopold & Loeb's fathers thought they were good kids too.
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I for one prefer that this generation of fathers stays absent. An everyday father of this ilk might mean their little monsters are more efficient shots or might punch more effectively.
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"or might punch more effectively."

I think you are right, Trayvon Martin was living with his father.
47 weeks ago
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One of the breeders that produced the Chris Lane murderers said the same thing.

St. Skittle's parents say it, too.

It's part of the script. Ignore it.
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Know it or not, these jokers really do think this Animale' is a "Good Kid".
But spend some time in the hood and find to your dismay/horror/pick your reaction that Relativism Rules in that sphere.
They're always going to 'get better', and yet seemingly, more than a couple never do. They might feed a stray puppy, or go to church once in a while, but will 'cut' a perceived offender who 'Disrespects' them.
{...whatever in hell that might be...}
Hell,... even Jesse Jackson told America his sphincter clenched when he encountered a bunch of Af-Am youth.
Who am I to argue with an Expert Black Leader(?),...ditto there, Jesse.....
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They keep using these words "good kid." I don't think these words mean what they seem to think they mean. Have standards of behavior in black/urban America fallen so low that a "good kid" can turn out to be a murderous thug at the drop of a hat?
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"Have standards of behavior in black/urban America fallen so low that a "good kid" can turn out to be a murderous thug at the drop of a hat? "

No, not really. The standards of behavior in black/urban America have fallen so low that a "good kid" IS a murderous thug.
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He's a "Good Kid"? Really??? Words just fail me.
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One is forced to wonder what one of these little monsters has to do before their absentee fathers won't insist he's a "good kid".
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Patricide springs to mind.....
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