Dear 100 Hour Board,
Are outlaws such as Billy the Kid and the Aussie Ned Kelly often the products of the lawless times in which they lived? Do we consider them outlaws only because they weren't wearing badges while killing, like other lawmen back then?
- Wayne Brazel
It's kind of like how we call OJ a murderer because he killed his wife. He did something wrong so we call him an outlaw. They were not products of their times, but instead products of their minds. The committed the crimes because they wanted to. Those with badges were only trying to protect the outlaws from killing and stealing from the deserving.
- The captain