(John White on his way to court in Riverhead, NY)
So here’s a brief synopsis of the case:Aaron White was at a party. A girl walks up to him and tells him that she is uncomfortable with his presence and she asks him to leave. He complies. Some time later the girl informs a group of boys which included Daniel Cicciaro Jr., that she was receiving inappropriate comments in a chat room from White. Cicciaro and some of his friends head to White’s home…Meanwhile, at the White residence, Aaron wakes his father and explains the situation to him. Aaron’s father instructs his wife to call the police. The teens pull into the driveway and start walking towards the house brandishing aluminum baseball bats. White comes out the house with a gun telling the group of teens to get off his property while they all yell racial epithets at John White. Daniel Cicciaro bucks at the elder White, and the gun discharges. Cicciaro dies an hour later at an area hospital of his gunshot wound. John White is currently on trial for manslaughter, and of course, the prosecution is making an argument that White did not have the right to shoot Cicciaro, and that Cicciaro was not a racist. (Although there have been reports that Cicciaro was overheard shouting racial epithets previous to this altercation.)
Whats your opinion on this?