Police officers are already broadly protected from the consequences of snap decisions to shoot; what about those who choose not to kill?
It’s wrong to hope for a conviction for any reason besides guilt. But I do it anyway.
Alfred Olango died after taking his hands out of his pockets at the request of officers who then shot him for doing so. He was unarmed.
Tulsa’s Eric Harris and Terrence Crutcher are dead. Charlotte’s Jonathan Ferrell and Keith Lamont Scott are dead. North Carolina’s William Ray is not.
Charles Kinsey having survived his police-shooting might make its occurrence far harder to dismiss.