Yes, what happened to Alexander is terrible and I hope they lock the guy up forever. I mean, WTF? Going for a boy in the first place is just so sick. But zeroing in on a teenager struggling with leukemia in the hospital - that marks a new low in my book.
But Mark, look also at the rest of the picture: at the support he instantly got, for example, and at the guts with which he spoke up about what had happened. There will always be evil in the world, sure, but there will also be the good people and courage required to expose them, face them down and defeat them.
Nobody living can ever stop me
As I go walking my freedom highway.
Nobody living can make me turn back:
This land was made for you and me. (Woody Guthrie)