"Why did that quarterback throw an interception to lose the game? We can clearly see that it was the completely wrong play after careful and detailed analysis after theach fact. He should have came to the same, immediate conclusion!"
No one will say that this man was right, nor did this kid deserve any kind of confrontation. However, I am sure the information available to us right now is vastly different than what was available during the incident. I doubt the accused is a violent, racist, disable person hating jerk.
A better analogy would be a quarterback throwing a pick 6 in a situation where he didn't need to throw the ball at all and could have just kneeled down and sealed the win.
Complete inaction would have been the right choice. It's not like he was in a situation where he needed to act, and he just made the wrong decision. Literally doing nothing at all would have been the right decision. How could "sit here and don't do anything because there's nothing happening that you need to do anything about" be a difficult decision to make and act (or not act) on?
Maybe he was just afraid he would be hacked to death, like this innocent runner?
The guy first lied and said his wife was being "threatened" by the kid, he has admitted to getting out of his car unprovoked (no one was in "danger") when he saw this kid because a "black guy" had broken into his car earlier. He attacked this kid wearing a race number because of his racism. I doubt the broken into car story was a lie as well! Disgusting!!
NOT racist wrote:
Racism no longer exists in America except as a leftist political tool. Therefore, we can just chalk this up as an innocent misunderstanding. Feel bad for the kid, but what else can you expect? The man's wife could have been in great danger. You never know who might possess Luke Cage-like strength, and if this runner had ripped the door off of the car and mugged the guy's wife in broad daylight, he'd never have been able to live with himself. This is really the fault of the school administration. We should provide the autistic child's mom with a voucher so that she can send her son to a charter school that doesn't run races in places where people are terrified of high school runners.
I can't tell if you are sarcastically funny or if you are an f-ing idiot.
Boy refuses to run anymore. DA refused to press charges. Mom heartbroken.
It really touches my heart deeply. I understand a lot about autism and how we get (mis)treated. It happens to me too to the point where I isolate myself as much as possible.
I hope that the 57 year old who attacked him suffers the most punishment he can receive. Chase Coleman sounds like a great guy to know. I can definitely connect to him in some ways. I wish I could be there to support him and the other runners in their race on November 19th.
I'm 47 and on the autism spectrum and my talents include having always been fast in running and knowing a lot of languages and more.
Like with Mikey Brannigan running has always done a lot to "save" me and help me to cope in life. It looks like running was really helping Chase Coleman too.
I have also been attacked for my American Indian race. I really feel sad for Chase Coleman being a victim of a racial attack.
Even on this site there is a guy who has attacked me racially and my running. He has even responded in this thread. I can take pleasure in being a faster runner than he is and more intelligent than he too.
I hope Chase Coleman finds pleasure in his running again. The article says he was telling himself to run again while showering (many of us ASD persons do love the water).
I've been thinking in becoming more involved in helping other persons with ASD and this article is helping me to decide to do it.
Thanks for this thread because I had not heard of this.