In short: Leon Balfour Jr., a 16 year old “kid,” decided it would be a fine and witty jape to pick up an old lady, body slam her onto the concrete, then throw her into a swimming pool (after potentially bashing her head in and wrecking her shoulder). One might think “hmm, that sure sounds like attempted murder to me,” but, nope.
Marvel at the ballsiness of the family lawyer claiming that not only is this a “good kid,” but that “his family is a good family.” Yes, his family is so good that his father, Leon Balfour, will be a guest of the Florida penal system until at least 2027 due to a slight incident of first degree murder.
And to be sure, Leon here will be made to pay. Why, he’s under home detention! Sure, he’ll still be allowed to travel with his basketball team, but hey. Home detention. For three whole agonizing weeks.
A note: this 16-year-old was able to pick up and haul around an old lady. Trayvon Martin, long portrayed in the media by way of photos from when he was 12, was 17 when he was shot while bashing George Zimmermans head into the concrete sidewalk. The point: anyone who thinks that “teenager” equates to “small helpless child” has apparently not seen a whole lot of teenagers these days. Or any days.
But hey. Rejoice, friends! The children are or future. In the video, pay attention to more than the kid assaulting the lady. Pay attention to the partygoers. The ones calling out “throw her in” beforehand. The ones laughing afterwards. In just a few short years (or even months), they will be old enough to vote and hold down jobs.
Our nations future is secure.