Name to blame? 161 years, no parole, for ‘first time offender’

Jul 5th, 2012 | By | Category: Courts, Criminal Justice Reform, Spotlight
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‘First time offender’ Quartavious Davis was sentenced to 161 years without parole. Is he a bad seed or the victim of a BAD NAME?

Florida ‘first time offender’ gets 161 years in prison

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.

Quartavious – What Does My Name Mean? – Meaning and analysis …

www.kabalarians.com/Male/quartavious.htm

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.

(http://www.kabalarians.com)

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. –

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8 Comments to “Name to blame? 161 years, no parole, for ‘first time offender’”

  1. M. Gilbert says:

    161 years for armed robbery? At least it was potentially violent crime, Try 30 years for possessing a single joint of marijuana for personal use. That was sentence a white guy got from a judge in Arizona a little while back.

  2. Donkey Punch says:

    This guy can suck it EZ in prison. He’s got nothing coming and if all predators were treated this way criminals might actually think twice before doing violent for profit crimes.

  3. west40 says:

    Screw him, He’s an armed robber, Black, white or otherwise he got what he deserved, His luck ran out. I wish every sentence was as long.

    A Black Peace Officer

    • Capn Crunch says:

      west 40, I agree with everything you said with exception, never call yourself a “black” peace officer. To myself, retired, and to the other credible and moral peace officers out there, you are a fellow brother. No color boundaries my side. You have taken the same oath I did several years ago and when injured you bleed the same color as I do “Blue Blood”

  4. FXSTC1 says:

    Robbery is everyday business in the world of cops and robbers (CDCR). It’s the effect it has on the victim that we usually don’t see. They are often psycologically scarred and carry the event around forever. Squatavirus could care less.

  5. Gadfly says:

    I don’t care if his name was Pintofficious; this fine young Kannabinal (definition: a weed smoking cannibal who got caught behind the Kabal naming eight-ball) should have realized that robbing folks at gunpoint was a violent crime worth a lot of time. I am certain his sister, Gallonassment, will be on The View or Jerry Springer arguing the merits of her brother’s long sentence.

    Good riddance to bad rubbish.

  6. Bob Walsh says:

    As an aside,I recall hearing somewhere recently about a woman who had to be talked out of naming her daughter Chlamydia just because she liked the sound of it.

  7. Bob Walsh says:

    What he means of course it is the first time he was caught. He was a multiple offender, at least that’s what the jury said. He should have picked better homies, or ratted them out first, or better yet just not done the crimes.