All of those fit.
These were just some stoned teenagers whose perception of what they saw was shaped by their inebriated state.
They were afterwards scared to report what they saw because they were underage kids using illegal drugs at the time. And because the idiot who drowned himself was an angry violent man.
They need drug rehab, and they need it for a period of several years so it sticks. The military academies we used to have would be ideal.
All of the people calling for these kids to be locked up and the key thrown away or to be drowned themselves or to have their names posted as a fourteen year old living in the same neighborhood as the dead gangbanger are indeed a lynch mob. Or to throw them behind bars with adults.
And the more the lynch mob - yourself included ratchets up their defense of their selfrightious lynching the more I ratchet up the counter attack in defense of these kids.
I am a rehabilitation mind of guy when it is juveniles unless they actively perpetrate violence.
You aren’t going to wear me down on that. No matter how shotty you are about it.
Trying to elevate yourself or tear me down won’t get me to side with the lynch mob. The little mob here has tried saying black youth are beyond redemption or that opposition to the lynching is liberal or leftist or whatever.
All those vacuous arguments are pretentiousness, and the people calling for harsh punishments rather than rehabilitation are pompous lipsticks.