Homeowner Shoots, Kills Teen Burglary Suspect Now, this isn't about race, and it's not about 'Stand your Ground' laws, this is about one direct quote in the entire article. "You have to look at it from every child’s point of view that was raised in the hood,” said Harris. “You have to understand… how he gonna get his money to have clothes to go to school? You have to look at it from his point-of-view." But do we? I know lots of people who grew up in rough neighborhoods, and none of them would have thought that because they grew up in the 'hood' it was perfectly reasonable for them to break into someone's home. Growing up poor, in the shitty part of town is not an excuse to steal from people. It's not a reason to go out and start breaking into someone's house. It's a reason to DO BETTER FOR YOURSELF! Yes, I understand that it is difficult. I know how hard it is to get money to go to college, and how hard it can be not to fall into the wrong crowd when that seems to be all you're surrounded by. But this? There are plenty of ways to get money without doing anything illegal. There are tons of ways to get decent, name brand clothes without forking out a small fortune. Hell, there's thrift stores online now, and while the prices aren't all that low, they're definitely better for what you'd pay at full price for the same thing on another site. What I want to know is; Is this what the world is coming to? Is it now acceptable to excuse a criminal just because they come from poverty? I will put one thing on here: THIS IS NOT A RACE DISCUSSION! I'm not talking about race! My questions are about what was said, not the color of the shooter or the one who got shot. As a parent, I also have to ask this. WTF kind of parent isn't buying their kids clothes for school?!?!?