Made me think of this:
Which made me think of this:
Or was it the other way around?
It adds up to the same thing.
Comments about whether to excuse or denounce are redundant --- but it brings to mind the summation of The Verdict from greats -- Mamet, Newman and Lumet:
Try them, and let a jury decide. We know ours is not a nation of cowards. What will our leaders do?