Sunday, March 16, 2014

"Should The Dad Be Charged For Shooting The Daughter's Boyfriend?"

I will say emphatically, no! I have read the article over and over, and I don't believe the dad should be charged or be found guilty even in a civil suit. I really feel bad for both parents, especially those of the defunct. However, the 17 year old boy: Johran Mccormick should bear the bulk of the blame for his own death. This is not about color as both families are black, and it is not about the gun debate either because a gun on its own does not kill. The daughter should bear 20% and the dad 10% just because he should have exercised some restraint and caution. Notwithstanding, the father should not pick the pieces of the boy's broken pot. The boy was under a blanket, so the father would not have known if he was reaching for a gun underneath a pillow, or he was merely trying to grasp his pants and flee away. We all know how kids nowadays kill their parents, talk less of  someone's dad. He should have complied with the order not to move because the dad was going to call the police. With the arrival of the police, his identity would have been unveiled. Well, actions and reactions are sometimes equal and opposite.
Everyone has a right to happiness but not at the detriment of another person's privacy. The teen should have waited for his girlfriend in his own house or go with her somewhere else or at least seek permission from her dad before coming to spend the night.
It is strange how the mother would claim that her son was a good kid. If the son was so good, he would not be sneaking in people's homes. If he was a good kid, the girl's father should have at least known him. The fact that he was a stranger to the girl's father, means that he had not been visiting frequently that house. It is then normal for the father to think that he was an intruder, especially when the daughter affirmed that she did not know him. The daughter will be haunted for her lies.
There are two things that should make the 55 year old man escape charges. The teenager should not have been in that house at that time. He violated the man's personal space. The dad was informed by his 4 year old. That alone is good enough to cause panic. He could have been a rapist taking his daughter hostage. Who knows? Once you are in a state of panic, you could be virtually irrational at times. In addition, when the boy was ordered not to move, it was in his own safety not to move. As you know, the Entitlement Generation think that the world starts and ends with them, and they decide what to do and undo. When he confronted the teen, told him not to move and he disobeyed, he practically signed his own death warrant.  This incident should raise up certain issues that people seem to bury under the rug.
The first is that single parenting has not been a very great success in this country, and the second is that the Entitlement Generation is mimicking the Baby Boomers by taking life to unbearable limits. There is no kid who is well raised who will be sneaking in people's homes, and there is no responsible parent who will allow their child to sneak in people's homes at the dead of the night. I am not a gun advocate, but I believe that the gun debate should not factor into this incident. If the man did not have a gun, he might have used a baseball bat. Aren't there many ways to hunt for games like traps, guns, fire, using human bait etc? 
Nevertheless, the father owes the mother of the boy-Ms Zakia McCormick an apology for losing her son. It truly hurts to lose a child, no matter the circumstances.
Until then, I wish the parents quick recovery.
St Arrey of Ntenako.,

“Bonyfish beware because the same net that caught the jawless fish, caught the cartilaginous fish” (Hamilton Ayuk). Beware earthly paradise seekers because there is a serpent in every paradise"(Hamilton Ayuk). "It is not how well you know a person; it is how well you treat them that they will live longer and happier with you." Idle people write, idler people read, and idlest people read and whine that idle people are taking their time (Hamilton Ayuk).

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