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Police Choosing to Shoot People

I feel very strongly that people should NOT be vindictive, acting out of emotion when making judgments and punishments.  However, there does seem to be a need for feeling, whether emotionally or intellectually, that justice has been served.  And that is a very high-minded definition of justice, not something twisted and perverse like “street justice” or something completely *outside of* law and ethical behavior.

In the case of this de facto policy of some police departments to shoot people when they choose to do so, regardless of any actual life-threatening situation, I do not believe there needs to be blood drawn in all cases.  However, these severe outcomes seem to require a severe response on the part of law and the state.  Even if no police officers were to be found guilty of a felony in how they chose to act, *someone* or *something* needs A) to be held accountable and declared guilty of failure, and B) to face some kind of significant negative consequence itself.  These do not seem to be happening.

By hourback

I'm a father, musical, philosophical, virtually vegan, ethical, trying to be present and mindful.

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