Tom Brown | Reuters
MIAMI – Quartavious Davis is still shocked by what happened to him in federal court two months ago.
“My first offense, and they gave me all this time,” said Davis, a pudgy African American with dreadlocks who spoke with Reuters at the Federal Detention Center in Miami. “Might just as well say I’m dead.”
Davis was convicted of participating in a string of armed robberies in the Miami area in 2010. His accomplices testified against him, saying he carried a gun during their crimes and discharged it at a dog that chased them after one of their burglaries. But Davis was not convicted of hurting anyone physically, including the dog.
Davis would occupy no place at all in the annals of crime if not for his sentence. Now 20 years old, he was sentenced to 1,941 months – almost 162 years – in prison without the possibility of parole.
On the day of Davis’s interview with Reuters, the U.S. Supreme Court decided that life sentences without parole for defendants under the age of 18 constituted “cruel and unusual punishment” even in cases of murder. Unfortunately for Davis, he was 18 at the time of his crimes…
“There ain’t no justice in the justice system,” he said, gazing down at his olive-green prison jumpsuit and beige rubber sandals.
“I ain’t going to never accept what happened,” he added…(Full text at CNews)
Frankly, Paco thinks 161 years without parole may be a tad on the harsh side, however, that’s not where my interests lie in this case. Rather, I am fascinated by the name Quartavious (KWOR-TAY’-VEE-US) and what effect, if any, it may have had in shaping the offender.
I mean, even in a society where some folks are intent upon giving their offspring unique names (my grand-nephew is named Lyzander), Quartavious is a real stand out.
Wondering whether the name was a parent’s ill-conceived contrivance or a reference to some historic figure, Paco googled it. As expected, the results were all iterations of Mr. Davis’ current predicament–All but one, that is.
Analysis and Meaning of the name of: Quartavious. What does my name mean? This page will give you an insight into the effect on your thinking, health, and life …
And so, I found myself at kabalarians.com where the “Kabalarian Philosophy” is described as “teaching one’s relationship to the two basic laws of life—mathematics and language—and teaching how everyone can benefit through this wisdom…” The mathematics of language, say the Kabalarians, affect us directly, especially when it comes to one’s name. To wit, applying some mystical algorithm to the name Quartavious, the Kabalarian website reveals the following:
Your First Name of: Quartavious
Below is a brief analysis of the first name only. For an analysis of your full name and destiny, see our full free Name and Birth Date Report service for further details.
- The name of Quartavious has given you a very imaginative, creative mind.
- You always have new ideas, but too often they are for an easy way out of a difficulty, or an easy way of making money.
- You are not inclined to apply yourself consistently to a job and to reach the fulfillment of your goals through perseverance and hard work.
- The influence of this name has caused you to feel unsettled emotionally and mentally.
- You are never satisfied with conditions, because your feelings and desires are so changeable.
- Hence you seek change in order to have the opportunity for travel, new experiences, and new friends and associates.
- There are people in your association who could influence you unfavorably and thereby mislead you; disillusionment, embarrassment, and bitter experiences then become your lot.
- Although the name Quartavious creates an active mind and a restless urge to explore new ideas, we emphasize that it causes procrastination, lack of confidence, and the inability to realize your goals and ambitions.
- This name, when combined with the last name, can frustrate happiness, contentment, and success, as well as cause health weaknesses in the solar plexus, and fluid systems.
Wow. The practitioners of Kabal seemed to have nailed it! Who’d have guessed a person’s essence could be divined from their first name? I’ll bet Quartavious’ parent(s) wish they had the above information before hanging that moniker on the little lad.
Then again, it really doesn’t require an algorithm to realize putting a silly name on a child can have a deleterious effect on the psyche…not to mention the solar plexus and fluid systems.
On the up side, Quartavious now has all the time in the world to explore that imaginative, creative mind of his. –