Meet Tyler Tirado, True Crime Report's Moron of the Day.
Why did Tyler get that honor? Well, according to police, he joined a group confronting Defense Language Institute students on a beach and calling them "baby killers", then threw a bottle at one of them and hit her in the head when the students attempted to leave to avoid a confrontation.
As the victim’s group left, police said, Tirado threw a beer bottle and struck the woman. She was taken to the Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula where she required staples to close the wound.
"Baby killers" is old-school Vietnam War stuff. One gets the sense that if these allegations are true, Tyler Tirado pines for bygone days when he could have been part of a real peace movement that really stuck it to the man, man. But all he's got is a douchey haircut and (I betcha) a tribal tattoo and an aimless life in an affluent beach town. It's rough to miss your calling. That's why he confronts anyone whose uniform makes them look like a hardened killing machine: doormen in uniforms, girls in the mall in those Hot Dog On A Stick uniforms if their big hat is off, or students from the Defense Language Institute. Anyone with a putative connection with the military or militarism — the antithesis of his chosen lifestyle of wandering around the beach being a choad without invading any countries — is fair game. So if the DLA students are the best he can find, "baby killers" they are. He doesn't know, or care, that DLA students are not trained to kill babies. They are trained painstakingly, at the cost of hundreds of thousands of dollars, to speak Arabic, in hopes that we might develop better human intelligence to make progress in the Great War on Terrorism, and then they are fired because someone thinks they might be a little too fond of musical theatre, and the military reverts to its previous strategy of gathering intelligence from Arabic speakers by raising their voice and speaking more slowly.
It's possible we can change Tyler Tirado's mind about baby-killing. Maybe if we told him that some of the babies might grow up to be soldiers.
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