Look I really hate how SJW cannot shut up about this (speaking in general, not at anyone in particular). The Zoo did the right thing. If it comes down to an animal or a four year old toddler, you kill the damn animal. Even a family dog would kill to protect a puppy regardless of who or what it was from, humans are no different. It is instinct. The Zoo did what they had to do.
Now the woman, that is up for debate. None of us know the story of how the child got in there, it is being investigated. IF there is negligence she should have to pay. However if it truly was just a fluke separation then no charges should be filed (yes SJW, it can happen).
I personally don't see how negligence would not be involved in this case, but I am not going to condemn someone without ALL of the info. All this "she was probably this or that" nonsense is just a foolish way to look at it. You do not know. Let the authorities do their job and get to the bottom of it.
I agree with this, Kids are fast like that, 4 kids apparently since 1 is a new born apparently I'm going to wager her hands on a stroller, according to some accounts the father is present as well, even with both parents it only takes a moment for a child to disappear. Plus memorial day weekend, I'd wager the zoo was crowded all it would take is someone to cut between a parent and the kid and he could have been off. Or she could have been watching the children poorly, I wasn't there and I'm not going to put too much stock into stories on the internet. Or it could have been a small moments inattention, addressing another child, buying something, looking at an animal. It could have been something annoying like the parents burying there faces in there cell phones when they should have been watching there kids. But even if it was that, I still don't think it warrents destroying their lives.
As for the zoo's enclosure, it was effective for almost 4 decades apparently, they had pretty good reason to trust it, sometimes we don't know about a flaw in a system until it's hit. Now I'm sure they'll address how the kid got in.
As far as shooting the gorilla, it's unfortunate but I'm sure the zoo evaluated their options as best they could in the little time they had. Even being as cynical as possible, would you voluntarily kill something as valuable to a zoo as a male gorilla in the prime of his life? I doubt it. Beyond that I'm sure that the gorilla's keepers had attachment to him. Tranquilzers aren't magic like on tv, gorillas are strong, really strong, even if the gorilla didnt' want to hurt the boy a wrong pull on his head could result in a broken neck, like Roy Horn, the tiger sure didn't want to hurt him, but it still did terribly. Also anyone saying gorillas are not violent and harmless, seriously, they can be, infinticide is incredibly common among adult males to rival troops babies. Doesn't mean this one wanted to hurt the boy, he didn't seem to, but it isn't outside of gorilla.
Also annoying claiming he was removed from his natural habitat and put in prison, this one was born in a zoo, and frankly living a comfortable life in which you don't need to be worried about being eaten by leopard doesn't seem that bad. Plus gorillas aren't human, it's like the people that think crates are bad for dogs. A dog doesn't think like a human nor does a gorilla, they live longer and are possibly happier in the zoo than in the wild.
Personally I really hope the parents weren't negligent and it was just a freak accident, even if it wasn't there are too many broken families in the US already especially black families, I'd hate to see one fall apart over internet fanaticism due to screwing up in a common way that just happened to lead to tragedy. Honestly the guy seeemed to have really turned his life around, and the mother seems to be a good person, the family being crapped up reduces this kids chances of doing well and school and making something of himself. If nothing else wouldn't you prefer that the boy the gorilla died due to end up making it count for something as opposed to nothing. (and don't give me the "I'd prefer the gorilla not die" too late for that the goal should always make the best out of the aftermath no matter how tragic it might be)
Last thing, man those tweets, they managed to be raced against whites, equate black men to gorillas... so technically self loathing and or racist against blacks at the same time, and demonstrate they don't actually think before shooting there mouth off all in 140 characters
also if you want a situation were you can blame someone take your anger out on the san fransico zoo for this bout of craptacularness