Originally Posted by COchief
I'm sure the teenager calmly explained that he was a resident of the neighborhood and that he was just on a trip from the store. I'm sure that his reaction to the shooter when confronted initially, and then later when the gun was pulled was nothing but polite and professional and had nothing to do with why he got shot.
This story isn't written in a biased and inflammatory fashion what so ever, "he was a nice boy, all he wanted was to be an airline pilot, and was just getting some skittles for his wittle brother". I'm sure when we hear the other side of the story, things might become just a tad bit more clear. I'm also sure it might explain why the shooter has yet to be charged, police departments aren't that stupid, they know the situation and if there is not just cause there will certainly be a media circus involved.
What if I came to your nieghborhood and ask you what the hell are you doing here? Would you politely tell me well sir I live in this nieghborhood? Even if I was not rude about asking you, you might take offense to someone asking you about why you are in a place you had reason to be in his father lived there so the shooter had no right to approach. You are assuming the shooter was polite and the Black teen had a attitude, which I'm sure he did take offense but most people would have a problem with someone asking why they are somewhere they have a right to be. He should have waited for the police to get it straightened out and the teen would not have lost his life. So what if he was polite? The guy did not have a legal right to approach the kid wasn't doing anything but walking. Oh and I just checked that is not a crime.