All well and good, but, in the end, NONE of this would've happened if Clay wasn't a lying liar who lies. Plain and simple.
But it also wouldn't happen if Tig wasn't murderous idiot. It's not like responsibility works. Lots of actions lead to certain outcome, but guilt lies on person who could predict outcome of their action. If I lie to someone that I saw his wife holding hands with another guy with red hair, and he immediately assumes that it was his friend, and that it was an affair, and without spending five minutes to check either fact, kills his wife and his friend, that's definitely on him. Since nobody forced him to commit actual murder, and he owed it to victims to make sure in any case. Clay - or anyone - is guilty as far as consequences of his actions were predictable - if I leave car keys in the car, some teen steals it and kills someone, it's not something that I absolutely couldn't guess, but it's unlikely consequence, and not my fault. I mean, the murder also wouldn't happen if Veronica decided not to go for a date, but it's not her fault, as she couldn't predict end result of her decision. OTOH, Clay should know his good friend pretty well by now. OTOH, I don't think he would guess that Tig would decide to ram into innocent woman to get to some maybe-guilty maybe-not guy. That was absolutely unnecessary, there was no reason to drive straight into this table with innocent woman behind it, even if LaRoy was guilty as hell. That's on Tig. I'd say Clay is guilty of putting black gang (Niners?) in mortal danger, as he knows Tig and his pals pretty well, however, Tig is absolutely guilty of every one of his action. None of them were necessary, and he wasn't forced into either of them. If he cared one fig about killing some girl, he would wait until LaRoy was alone - plain and simple. He knew that his actions could lead to her death, and didn't care.
In Pope's place I'd kill both to be on the safe side. Certainly no loss for humanity.
They didn't want to get on Damon Pope's radar; heck, they didn't even know about him at the time.
Just to think, if it was somebody else's daughter they'd get away with it, too. Sickening.
ETA: Seriously, since when "I didn't mean to kill this kid, but they were standing in the way of killing rival gang member" is a valid excuse?
Edited by Dallas Fan, Nov 16, 2012 @ 4:39 PM.