I am sure that Jack the Ripper and Jeffrey Dahmer and Charles Manson all had
friends who thought they were nice people too.However, seemingly
"nice" people can do horrible and criminal things.A violent
gang member who attacks a witness in a court room (or anywhere else, for that
matter) deserves whatever force, even deadly force, is need to stop his attack.
The Marshall did his job correctly, and provided the "justice" the
demonstrators desire, even if they fail to see their friend as the evil
aggressor, not a victim.
Racial profiling? Yes, RICO was originally aimed at Italians. Now they have
branched out to drug cartels and gangs. Geez, looks like they look at criminals
and criminal enterprises, not racial types. The best thing for the Tongan
community, which is quite close knit and family oriented is to strongly condemn
gang activity within their community and take steps to eradicate it. The Tongan
Crip Gangsters are the most violent of the gangs in Utah. They need to
cooperate with the police to stamp out this gang activity. From the article it
appears that they were excusing his gang activity because he had a big heart.
Not a good attitude.