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  •  Pifactory, thank you for your detailed response (2+ / 0-)
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    unfangus, on the cusp

    I did look at the officers' statements.  You were gracious to include all of the links to the relevant information.

    I live and work in the vicinity of this tragic shooting and remember it.

    I feared at the time that Keaton Otis was not mentally prepared to respond calmly and passively, to defuse this aggressive police action.  I still believe that.

    I also fear he may have been carrying a gun and went for it, and may have even shot it, out of panic.  

    I'm not mentally prepared, myself, to assert that the police lied and planted a gun on him, which is the alternative, and possible, but unlikely.

    These heart-rending events deserve a complete and careful review.

    “The answer must be, I think, that beauty and grace are performed whether or not we will or sense them. The least we can do is try to be there.” ― Annie Dillard, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

    by 6412093 on Fri Mar 28, 2014 at 11:27:27 PM PDT

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