New Orleans teen shot in the head by man who
thought he was burglar
With the shooting and subsequent trial and verdict of George Zimmerman, and perusing the news stories of the day, this came to my attention, another
case of where a child was shot.
While such tragedies are terrible to think of and ultimately a problem is growing in this country, it is going to only get worse and worse as more and
more come out, where it is a case of an adult shooting and potentially killing a child. And the question much be asked as to who is to blame for
In the article I referenced here, you have a child of 14, and it was caught on video, shown at 2 am jumping over a locked fence into a private yard,
of a person he did not know, or had reason to be there. It was also shown that via the same video tape evidence, that this child did case the place
before hand, and the owner came out. While there, according to what is being stated, some conflicting evidence in what occurred.
The main question has to be asked, is what is going on with society these days, where children run and do what they want and we as a society sit back
and let it happen. There are many questions, as to why was this child out at 2 am in the early morning and what was he doing at that time frame? At
the same time, why did the owner, while within his right, not take cover, and assess the situation before opening fire?
And ultimately, how is this going to be any different than the Zimmerman case, as the situation is much different, other than a person who is of one
race, fires a weapon and shoots someone who is black. There will be excuses and ultimately, it will go to court to determine if he is guilty or not,
will we see the mass protests against this person, will we see people like Sharpton, or Holder or even the President of the US, standing up to make
speeches about the evils of racism in the USA, or will it be fundamentally ignored by the rest of the country, as it is a local issue and ultimately
left in the proper jurisdiction of the state of Louisiana?
But more to the point, when will parents start being parents and setting guidelines and start demanding the right to punish their children for doing
things that could get them shot, and take responsibility for their actions.
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