I’m biased, I admit it

201112_policetapeA brief article in the news the other day said that a 21-year-old man was stabbed to death by a 61-year-old woman.  They were not acquaintances. She had no criminal record.

My reaction was: He did something foul and got what he deserved. I did not for a moment consider another explanation.

But that’s prejudice! This young man could have been very sweet and cuddly; the woman might have just gotten a nifty knife, maybe as a present, and wanted to try it out. Or she could have been stalking stairways at 4 AM looking to mix it up.

I could not find any more details. She was arrested and charged with murder and weapon possession. She claimed she had acted in self-defense. Who doesn’t?

Now I’m thinking of other scenarios. In that neighborhood, fortune tellers abound. Perhaps after a consultation, Madame Soul foretold headlines in the woman’s future. This was the one I first saw:

Middle Aged Woman Stabs Young Man to Death in Crown Heights  Cops Say   Crown Heights   DNAinfo.com New York

Not so bad.  But the following day I saw this one:

Elderly woman charged in slaying of Brooklyn man Metro.us

That might have pushed her over.  Elderly? “Elderly” women don’t get the best of young men in rumbles.

It’s a shame that she didn’t realize that the New York Post would get it right. Then she might not have done it in the first place.

61 year old woman kills 21 year old man  cops say   NYPOST.com

 

2 thoughts on “I’m biased, I admit it

  1. I have met some pretty crazy alcoholic older women with issue who would randomly attack someone believing they are in the rights to do so.

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