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Jul. 12th, 2013 @ 05:25 am An Open Question....
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From:irishtempest
Date:July 12th, 2013 05:15 pm (UTC)
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I think that it would be an issue if it were any race vs any race. People seem to be angry in general and looking for a reason to lash out. Although had it been a black shooter and a white victim, I sadly think it would be less of a question of him being convicted.
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From:jordan179
Date:July 12th, 2013 08:31 pm (UTC)
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Regardless of the race of self-defender and thug-who-underestimated-his-intended-victim, I think that barring high-level demand for a proscution, I don't think that this even would have come to trial.
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From:irishtempest
Date:July 12th, 2013 08:55 pm (UTC)
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Ha! I think we see this from different perspectives, so I'll just agree that the media did make this into a much larger issue.
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From:itzwicks
Date:July 13th, 2013 01:02 pm (UTC)
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Absolutely true. The media stoked the trial and are NOT being neutral information brokers here.
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From:itzwicks
Date:July 13th, 2013 01:03 pm (UTC)
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There is a LOT of back story in regard to the conditions of the neighborhood prior to the event in question. Nobody wants to explore that for fear of changing the narrative.