Originally Posted by jojo
Hardly. This is not a flap of a butterfly wing in Canada causing an earthquake in South America.....There would be no jawing if Phillips used his bat the way it was intended.....to hit baseballs instead of catchers. There is a clear chain of cause and effect and it's surreal to hear people denying that while focusing so much vitriol and horse beating on a downstream event.
I'm not trying to clear Brandon.
My point is that Carpenter did not need to say what he said to Dusty, which clearly had the same effect as what Brandon did. it makes no difference how Carpenter got there, it's what he did when he was there.
You come up with an idea to rob a bank, and take me along to help. In the middle of the robbery, I shoot a guy in cold blood for no reason. I don't shoot the guy if you don't rob the bank, but that says nothing about the morality of my act.