libstaK Posted March 28, 2012 #176 Share Posted March 28, 2012 I'll do the same. Hit each bolded part. Yes. If I knew of crimes being commited in my neighborhood by and old white guy, you bet I would keep an eye on older white guys as they walked past. If I was on the neighborhood watch, I would feel it is my responsibility to watch them leave the neighborhood. How do you know it doesn't fit the mold of a good judgement call? It all depends on what we DO NOT know at this point. People have their own ideas of who looks like a threat to them. Some think if a guy has tattoos all over his face that they should watch their kids a little closer. It's just a persons judgement. I wouldn't trust a guy with a swastika between his eyes. Does that mean the guy is evil? Of course not, but I have to make a judgement call. To be honest, if a black kid walked past my house wearing his hood up, I would watch him. Just like I would expect a black person to watch me walk past his house if I had tattoos all over my face. That is a significant portion of the population and sure, you would look twice but are you saying you would not make damned sure you had real evidence of wrong doing before pointing the finger so to speak? That is where the line of reasonable judgement belongs. I'm not saying that being charged = being found guilty but it is a miscarriage of justice to not be thorough, there is no evidence that this was dealt with thoroughly, the fact that there is no evidence the kid actual DID anything to provoke the suspicion is a red flag and all the "evidence" that he could have been nefarious in his ways seem to be based on the colour of his skin and the way he was dressed while walking home from a shop - those are not things that should result in someone being killed - do any of us want to live in a world where they are? Do we not want to make absolutely sure that our children or friends/family can't be mistaken in such a way and lose their lives for no definable reason whatever? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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