Parents love their precious little snowflakes and will do anything for them. It doesn’t matter if they are completely guilty of a crime. Case in point — the mother of one Corey Miller, aged 18, who was arrested for pointing a laser pointer at a police officer’s car and then at the police officer’s face when he went over to investigate why this was the case.
The mother jumped to her son’s defense, saying that he was only playing around in his car with the laser and that the arresting officer was overreacting when he arrested her son. She further argued that he is a future member of the Air Force and that he really wasn’t guilty of any offense.
This is all well and nice however it is completely divorced of anything resembling reality. I think it would be best if we took a look at what happened and perhaps consider if the arrest was deserved or not. It is unfortunately a rather simple case.
Did Corey Miller point a laser at the police officer’s car? Indeed he did. Did he then proceed to point the laser at the officer’s face? He did. Where is the argument? Is it a crime to point a laser at a police officer? Let us not forget that laser pointers are also mounted on rifles, representing a very real threat.
From here, we should also ask about the relevance of the mother’s argument that her son will be a member of the Air Force. If a person is going to be a member of the Air Force, shouldn’t they be that much more responsible and not play around with a laser in their car, point it at a police car, and especially not point it at a police officer’s face?
I would also like to know why an 18 year old man needs to have his mother stand up for him when he is arrested. I hope that the future of the Air Force is not candidates that need to have their mothers defending them from the crimes they knowingly committed.