17yo that means he was only 14 yo when the crime was commited. How is this much hate learned at such a young age? Home? Family? Schools? Peers? Gangs. They get a good education on discrimination whenever an adult in a leadership position in a school , church or everday life displays prejudism aginst anyone for there race, religon gender idenity or anything that dosen't conform to there narrow minded values. Life is considered so cheap in our society today.
What is often forgotten is the christian value which Christ taught us, LOVE . How often a simple act of love would lift the spirit of a homeless person or comfort to a battered women or a person just trying to figure out who they are. Wow what a gift.