From tragedy, a sense of community

Published: Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 10:56 AM.

The news last Monday night was jarring.

A young man shot in the head. The alleged shooter, according to Sheriff’s Office reports, using the most vile and debasing of racial slurs in the process.

The alleged shooter indicating inconvenience at his arrest for after all, given his choice of language, he had only shot a lower form of species.

As we stated online, it was a sad day for the community.

We may never know or fully understand the thinking of shooter and victim in those fateful seconds before a meeting that left a young man bleeding from his head on the ground while the alleged shooter continued to cook his supper inside.

There have been no shortage of theories offered up online during the week, some reasonable while others stem from an ignorance as malevolent as the source of those racial slurs uttered last Monday night.

Read the thread of comments online at the or the The Port St. Joe Star Facebook page and become illuminated about the miles traveled since the country woke up to the horrors of its racial divide and the miles left to travel.

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