Kelly Red wrote:Of course the logical thing is Option B, BUT part of the protest is the police handling of the case, not just the fact they haven't arrested him yet. Dismissing eye witness accounts of the shooting, doing a drug/alcohol test on the dead black kid (because god knows he must have been on drugs) but NOT on the shooter, verbally twisting the families statements to the press, now apparently not being able to find the shooter. Yes, they need to build the case before arrest, but they dismissed this case before they even tried. The police saw what they wanted to see, a black kid in a gated community of white people, and they didn't go one inch out of their way to evaluate the cirumstances . That's the focus of the anger.Zwak wrote:Based on what has been reported, the shooting in Florida definitely has some questionable aspects. That said, would you rather:
a. Have the authorities bow to pressure and arrest the shooter right away before fully investigating and having the most solid case possible or
b. Have the authorities take their time to make sure they have all their ducks in a row and have the strongest case possible.
People don't seem to realize that if you arrest someone, you have to charge them within a reasonable amount of time (48 hours in MN IIRC). Any smart attorney would then exercise their client's right to a speedy trial thus putting the authorities under more pressure to get their facts straight.
p.s. This is not meant as support for the shooter. I just wish all the protesters realized that it takes time to build a solid case and it would jeopardize the case if they rushed it.
Really, are you sure? Just asking, because the info I can find suggests the community is under 50% white. If you are going to criticize for "verbal twisting," you should probably not engage in the same. MOO
I really hope justice is served in this case, whatever the outcome. It really aggravates me that the race of the two individuals in this case is coming into play. As someone who owns and carries firearms regularly, I would expect that if I am in a situation where I choose to use it, I am judged on the justifiability of my decision.