The latest news on al.com describes the altercation involving Jakell Williams, detailing the detective’s report that Williams exchanged gunfire with the murder suspect. Without diving into those details, I will just make the assumption that the detective’s report is probably valid.
I lean neither right or left in my political ideology, and although I am raising two daughters and play a parent rather conservatively, I would consider myself far from being a prude. All that being said, why do these kids have handguns? What happened to the days when the worst thing that usually happened in a too-late-in-the-evening fight was a broken nose? I know this happens too often anyway; when it’s an accomplished athlete at a major university, it just shines the spotlight brighter.
Is there any sanity in this situation, and if not, how do you keep it from happening again? One life is over, one is completely wasted, and many people are left bobbing in the wake. I don’t get it.