Your standing in a public place, as a teen. A group of vile racists are harassing you and anyone else that happens by. Some dude that looks like an old indian perhaps starts walking towards you banging a drum. While it is a wide open public place for some reason he walks directly into your group and directly to you. Now he is standing there face to face with you banging a drum right in your face.
That's what this kid was faced with.
After the fact the Indian guy outright says that he wanted to get in the way of the kids, because he was afraid of how they were harassing the the BHI.
This is the situation that you want to focus on the kids facial expression Rcade, Danni, etc... ?
It's so easy after the fact to frame this as an Elder banging a prayer on a drum. In the moment when you have whackjobs harassing you, this guy 100% looks like another whackjob coming at you too.
Given he post event ever changing story... I'm not so sure he wasn't. Why are we swallowing the peaceful elder on drum and prayer chant so quickly? This guy goes to protests and gets attention. I'd love to have someone verify what prayer banging that was.
Why is it so hard to say that there was way too much rush to judgement on these kids. And I'd love to see some of the higher than thou here and how they would have reacted to the above scene when they were a teen.