Originally Posted by ACt
I just take the case as evidence that the US is fucked up.
Yeah...Thats it...It's not like this is an isolated incident that could have played out in pratically any country in the world...oh wait...
In any case, there's no clear resolution to this situation that's going to leave everybody happy, and quite frankly it's almost absurd just how much attention this incident is getting, it's not that I don't get the releavence, it's just that everyone else seems to have blown it out of proportion.
The fact is, regardless of your standpoint in this issue it's unfortunate that it ended in the death of someone, regardless of race, kreed, culture, age, religion or otherwise, no one should have died in this instance. The problem is that both sides of this conflict have so severely polarized the circumstances without even one shred of significant evidence. On one hand you have the supporters of the kid, who piant him up to be Ghandi, Martin Luther King, and the most adorable puppy you've ever seen wraped into one, sorry but bullshit. I didn't know the kid personally (neither did the majority of his supporters) and by all acounts I doubt severely he was the axe wielding, gun toting, gang leading, terrorist that his detractors make him out to be, but at best lets be honest even if he was just an average american kid just going for a walk that day that still leaves him a far cry from the second coming of christ that he's sometimes portrayed as.
On the other hand, you also have supporters and detractors of the gunman, who, in some instances is sold as a paranoid, trigger happy, future leader of the kkk, or conversely as an red blooded, eagle loving, flag saluting, patriot who was just doing his duty as an American...Bullshit.
You know what it comes down to? some moron made a idiotic decision to follow a kid who looked suspicious even after the cops told him to back off, something happened, I don't claim to know what, but it ended with a kid lying on the ground dead. The only person who knows what really happened is the gunman, and I'm betting right now he's just wishing he had just left well enough alone. Nuff said.