Just like that, it was a racially motivated police execution of an innocent black man. Or so we’re assured. Trouble is, not all the facts are in. Doesn’t that bother anyone?
There can be no doubt that the death of another black man at the hands of law enforcement speaks to one of our nation's great ongoing tragedies. We should not have lost Brown. We shouldn't lose any of our youths in this manner. Certainly, it's a time for grief, and strong emotion, and soul-searching. But that does not mean it's time for a rush to judgment. It's precisely because people tend not to make good decisions in an emotional crisis that we have well established legal processes and traditions in place.
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