Tuesday, November 28, 2006

The Side You Don't Hear

I keep hearing about how much of a tragedy it was that the man was shot and killed last week after leaving a NYC club the night before he was to get married. But what about the side of the story that the news keeps leaving out? The part of the story that was in the second paragraph of the WaPo article about it.
The spray of bullets hit the car 21 times, after the vehicle rammed into an undercover officer and then twice into an unmarked New York Police Department minivan, police said.

If the police had not shot the man, he was liable to face asaulting a police officer with a deadly weapon, and any other charges that may have stemmed from ramming the van. The BAC of his body may have shown something as well. Only time will tell though.

The fact is that this man drove his car into a police officer, and if that's not a reason to use force, I don't know what is..

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