October 8, 2013

JACK DUNPHY: Use of Force: Do Critics of Miriam Carey Police Shooting Have a Case?

I think the police acted reasonably here — someone driving wildly and hitting barriers might be a car-bomber, one of the biggest security nightmares. And it’s unfair to judge their instant reactions by what we know later. I should note, however, that the same consideration applies to civilian use of force, but law-enforcement officials often don’t give civilians the same benefit of the doubt that they give police.