I'm willing to wait for more investigation. It does seem like too many questions at this point.
Regarding the OP, the cops seem to be doing OK. They have a couple of suspects in custody but still investigating. The fact that suspect walked up to the cops and asked what was going on troubles me some, and daddy lives across the street? I'm sure that the public has only a small part of the info at present.
What I do hope is that this is treated like the murder it is and not turned into some sort of a racial issue either way.
Here's what I thought was linguistically peculiar when I read about this shooting several hours ago (and I can't remember where I first read this, but I did Google just now because I read this quote at more than one site): ""The boy proceeded to go around to the stroller and he shot my baby in the face," she said. "And then he just shoved me when I started screaming and he ran down London Street with the little boy."
Two teen boys arrested in shooting death of Georgia infant in stroller | Fox News
Maybe this is poor reporting, but what mom refers to her own kid as "the little boy"?
"When Faith preaches Hate, Blessed are the Doubters." - Amin Maalouf
I live here in Brunswick, and I have a couple of things to add.
First of all, the shooting happened one street over from where my daughter used to go to school. It is a terrible school - 9 different buildings with no security, no locks on the doors. 3 SRO officers for 1,800 students. The day I pulled my daughter out of there, a student had been caught with a 9mm. The "student" was 19, and a felon. So I'm not at all surprised that this happened.
That being said - I, too, wondered why she so quickly agreed to an interview. Most "grieving" parents won't give interviews at all, or at least for a very long time. She was on the very next day. Secondly - and this is weird. This is not the first child she has lost. Several years ago, according to her interview, she lost an 18 year old son to violence. According to her story, he was protecting his girlfriend and got stabbed. According to the police file and affadavits in New Jersey, this son, along with 4 other boys, texted a girl to come meet them in an abandoned alley (paraphrasing). It sounded to me like they were going to get this girl alone and have their way with her. Something happened, he pulled a knife, someone else grabbed it and he got stabbed with his own knife.
At first, I was pissed that the News was turning this around, and making her look like a liar. After all, she was a Mom who'd lost two sons. Then I realized that the affadavits sounded like the 5 boys were intentionally tricking this girl into meeting them, so they could gang rape her.
So the Mom lied about that - it is tough to believe whether or not she's telling the truth about this.
I will say, though, that that part of town is terrible. No one goes out there after dark. The news made it sound like Brunswick is this sleepy little coastal seaside town. My side of town, on the other side of the bridge, is quiet and nobody bothers anybody else. But holy cow, you cross the bridge to go into Brunswick, and it's like Beirut in some places. I do all my shopping the next town over.
Originally Posted by ChomskyOriginally Posted by OrphanSlug
well, tbf, I probably wouldnt advertise the fact that my dead son dies while trying to seemingly commit gang rape. Not to mention the real possibility that she could actually believe the above story, being that would be a pretty hard thing to accept about your child, let alone a dead one