Defend Your Friend If He Committed a Crime?

I’d stand by him as a friend in this kind of case. As far as ‘defending him’ goes…weell, I’d look out for him with regards people coming after him PHYSICALLY, would I waste my time arguing with people on the interwebz over how much of a reprobated scumbag my friend is or isn’t, hell no!

people seem to be forgetting that a FAMILY was destroyed because of his actions

why is there this overwhelming sense of sympathy for the criminals today?

yes you can stand by him but that doesn’t mean you have to beat up people who are angry at him. You just help him do the right thing and “fix” the situation as much as possible