Marine vs. Muggers

I don’t know if you are following the story or not, but the tale of the Marine fighting off muggers in Midtown is pretty interesting. And tragic.

“I’m sorry this whole thing happened. I hate this world has gotten to the point where it is predatory,” said a shaken Autry, speaking briefly to reporters from behind the screen door of his Atlanta apartment.

I can understand not wanting to be labeled a hero in this incident. Here, Autry defended himself rightly and succeeded. However, I don’t think that that makes the situation that he finds himself in any less tragic. All we can say, I suppose, is that he did what was necessary. And our thoughts are with him and the family of the now-dead teenager.

1 Comment so far

  1. Oliver (unregistered) on June 1st, 2006 @ 4:27 pm

    As a Grady High School alum, I was always baffled by suburbanites who looked at me with disbelief and shock and asked me whether I was scared or jokingly asked if I carried a gun when I mentioned that I attended the school. Now I see how a few knuckleheads can give the unique and diverse school a bad reputation. I was disappointed to read that their retention rate hasn’t gotten any better either. Our class (’96) began with over three hundred, and graduated less than two hundred as well.

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