on August 30th, 2006 at 12:34 am
And I think there's an intrinsic lack of respect for another person's personal sovereignty sort of implied when you commit an assault on them.
Possibly. It's certainly not something I would do. But I'm not sure it applies to everyone. I also think it's possible that Ellison considers himself more sovereign than everyone else in the world.
He may have been drinking, he may have been weirded out and overstimulated, he may have gone a little crazed under the lights. It doesn't excuse the action.
I agree. But I think there's an important difference between murder and reckless manslaughter.