Kids die all the time anyways, don't they?
Here's a controversial thought. It's long been a trope of those who speak for disadvantaged people of color living in major cities that people, in general, only give a shit when young white kids get killed. Well, not really. Indifference and inaction seem different, and they are, but they both end in the same way.
Oh, and yeah, I know government legislation won't fix anything at the most fundamental level, or even at all, but damn, we can't even do this?