Totally agree with you. Everyone makes mistakes, but choosing to arm yourself with a weapon and attempt to take something that is not yours is no mistake. It is a choice the young man made and if everyone wants to blame it on the drugs, they can. But just remember, he also chose to do the drugs. It is time that society makes people take responsibility for their actions instead of giving them excuses not to. If they can't do the time, they shouldn't do the crime!
At least he has a chance to make good. His family could have been planning a funeral and hopefully he recognizes that fact.
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