It’s not as if cops don’t do this all the time. I guess that’s why we kind of tune out after a while; our outrage meters are in the red zone so often, it doesn’t even register. Sometimes, as in this case, the circumstances are murky.
But we know that some cops feel entitled to shoot people. The odds are greatly in their getting away with it, especially when the victim is a minority, or similarly vulnerable. But we it to the victims to bear witness, at the very least.
And it’s time we pushed for a national discussion on cops and racism.