I try hard to give people the benefit of the doubt. I try not to be racist. I try not to be unduly suspicious of groups of teenagers. I try to be a good person, a good neighbor, courteous and respectful to everyone.
And then I see something like this.
Intentionally or otherwise, that 68-year-old woman was slammed onto a concrete pool deck. That could easily have resulted in a head injury or broken hip. And then she was thrown into the pool. What if she’d been unconscious? Or couldn’t swim? Or had some disabling medical problem?
Intellectually I know this was an isolated incident. Emotionally I am shocked and outraged.
Teens want respect. They want acceptance. Then one of them does something like this …