You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo
Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
Bye bye, Mikey.
Originally Posted by ChomskyOriginally Posted by OrphanSlug
“Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.”
― Stephen R. Covey
This really doesn't sound like a case of self defense at all. He had lost control, at best. At best. He was in a rage and determined to do what he intended to do.
Then afterwards, he didn't call the police. He went to his hotel, ordered a pizza, had a beer, took the dog for a walk, then went to sleep.
I'm sure you can see how this is different from someone who really is defending himself. He just blew his stack over the music, the guys' attitude about it.
Neither you nor I was in the trial. There are probably facts that neither of us are aware of. But what he did after he killed one of the guys is probably what landed him in jail for life. Those aren't the actions of an innocent man who thought he was defending himself (although we all know that he wasn't TRULY defending himself, since the guys weren't armed).
I think it may have been a crime of passion, in the heat of the moment. And for that, I think no parole wasn't warranted. But when you take someone's life, that's something that must be done only in certain, extreme circumstances. If not, then justice must prevail. The one who took someone's life must then give up his own, in the name of justice.
It's a sad situation. If only the defendant had not had the gun. None of this would've happened. It's just so easy, when someone is hot headed, to do the wrong thing and lose control.