“He was just a quiet kid’
— neighbor of Boston bombing suspect, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev
I understand that you don’t know which of your neighbors are doing crazy-ass anti-social shit behind closed doors and which are not. Some are just obvious a-holes who you know are up to no good. But some are going to be the young man who ‘seemed like such a nice guy’. That’s the nature of sociopathy. Even if you’re on the lookout for it, you likely won’t spot it. So, when that neighbor kid or cousin of yours or co-worker finally snaps and reveals himself to be a total evil demon seed of warped brain functionality, don’t be the fool who gives the reporters quotes about how sweet a kid he seemed, or that he was quiet but helped you with your groceries. Be the guy who says, ‘I knew that little shit was up to no good. I wish people would have listened to me.’ Yeah, he was quiet, quiet because he was busy working on his deadly jihad in the basement.
Update: The suspect’s dad just said his son was a ‘true angel’. Okay, I’ll give you the shocked dad exception. But everyone else needs to quit it now.