Monday, August 22, 2011

Dad appalled by son's death at hands of police

These can be difficult cases.  The initial reaction to a story like this one is outrage.  However, as always, there are at least two sides to every story.  It may be true that this story involves overly aggressive police officers who should be removed from their jobs.  However, there also may be a justification for the violence used by the police.  We don’t have all the facts.  This is exactly why we strive to have orderly court proceedings with clear rules of evidence and unbiased fact finders.  I always urge people to avoid broad brushing police officers as well as all other groups.  There are many good police officers and many bad police officers.  As the facts are revealed, we will get to learn the truth about what happened and judge it accordingly.  The public has a right to know exactly what happened and to call for changes if necessary.


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