In my personal opinion, I think the guys were out looking for trouble and they found it. But we won't know for sure unless the air is cleared so that the public can be assured of their safety.
The problem is, we don't know if it's safe to go out at 8PM to grab a burger alone. Is there an underlying hate problem in our community? Should we watch over our shoulder next time we see a confederate flag on a hat or truck?
One of the three men accused said yesterday that the incident has been "blown out of proportion."
"Adam," as he identified himself in a telephone interview with CHEK News yesterday, said that he and the other two men are "not racist and not white supremacists."
He did not comment any further.