"When you point a finger at someone else, you point four at yourself"

Denise McGrath is a very upset mother. Her son is dead, and she wants answers.

Tuesday morning, at around 3:20 a.m., police responded to a burglar alarm at a liquor store. When they arrived, they saw a large rock in front of it, signs that the rock had bounced off the shatterproof glass of the store, and a car leaving at high speed. They pursued the car with lights and siren, but it fled.

Eventually, they boxed in the car. It rammed one of the cruisers and a utility pole, then headed straight for an officer, who thought it was going to run him down. Two police officers opened fire, and the driver — 16-year-old Anthony McGrath — was hit and killed.

McGrath’s mother, Denise McGrath, is understandably upset. She says that her son received the death penalty without a trial, and wants to know who “murdered” her son.

Unless the facts reported thus far prove incorrect (also known as the “London subway shooting disclaimer”), it’s pretty clear who is to blame for his death, Mrs. McGrath. And if you choose to not blame him and his own bad decisions, then I think your wrath ought to turn elsewhere besides the police officers who believed themselves in immediate danger from him…

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The Politics Of Personal Destruction

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