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I think the biggest problem is the people who make this guy out to be this wonderful human being. Let's face it, he's done some things worse than others and there is no need for a statue or for people to hold him in the regard they do. Just like there was no reason for people to make Joe out to be god-like.
This is exactly how I feel. +1
Personally, I'm not a fan of the guy at all. I'm from this area and the idolization kills me. I just wanted to provide the other side of the argument of the medias role in fueling it and how our situation was damaged as much by media speculation.
The case was actually solved and closed out. His two buddies were identified as the ones who took the two victims lives, it was cleared as self defense though in court and then later by investigators when they started the whole case over.
Yeah, like I said, that was a coworkers sentiment. Unfortunately Many down here view Ray as a hero and an ambassador for cleaning up the city. As the city council said, They use his "likeness" to better the streets and impact the youth in a positive way.
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