If somebody breaks into your house, and you find a broken window in the garage, it’s not very hard to figure out that the burglar might have entered through the garage window. If you’re looking for your stolen property, a logical place to start would be the local pawn shop. So the 12 year old girl in this video, though smart, motivated and cute, needn’t be a genius to figure out what she figured out. She only had to be smarter than the cops and the burglar.
CNN is only giving us one third of the story here. They’re telling us about a very presentable, well-spoken (except for the word “ask”) and mature, girl. They are not telling us about the details of obvious police incompetence, nor are they belaboring the incredible stupidity of the burglar who pawned the furniture at the local pawn shop and used his real I.D.* Were the investigating police black affirmative action hires? Who was the burglar? We are not told, but my guess is that all parties were black. The media, of course, focuses only on the rose among the thorns – the girl. Her actions are commendable and she does deserve her own story, but there never would have been a story had the police done their job or had the burglar had a few more I.Q. points.
* I’m assuming, since it was furniture that was stolen, that the burglar had a vehicle. Furthermore, he had his own I.D. – so we are not talking about a child here.