All the above
It's like....race, man. Wow.
Oh, marijuana in his system. He definitely was a bad guy then.
"If you donít have time for political correctness, you donít have time to be the caretaker of our rights under the Constitution." Kareem Abdul Jabbar, 9/2/2015
Because nothing says 'I am earnestly chagrined at what I perceive to be a gross violation of civil rights', like smashing a store-front window and running off with a television set. lulz That's solidarity and conviction, right there.
My limited understanding of that drug makes me think it would have made him calm, thus less likely to get in a confrontation with police. Plus it stays in the system awhile, so saying "he had marijuana in his system" might mean he smoked it a few days or a week ago?
Basically a meaningless datum.
Sometimes I think we're alone. Sometimes I think we're not. In either case, the thought is staggering. ~ R. Buckminster Fuller