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These other situations you’re using for comparison are police officers on duty acting in their official capacities. Although we expect our law enforcement officers to obey the same laws we do, their official standing while on the job gives them some protection against taking personal responsibility for a misdirected group effort. Guyger was on her own time. She was armed and she was trespassing and she killed a citizen who posed no danger to anyone. If she misread the situation, tough, she owns it. It’s no different than a tired you walking into your neighbor’s home, finding him sitting in front of the TV in the dark and shooting him dead. That may not have been your intent before you walked in his door, but you made that homicidal decision and you cannot take it back. It wasn’t an accident, it was reckless and callous deadly force lacking sufficient justification for such extreme action.
I agree with what you say but we are dealing with a white cop going before a jury in Texas where she shot and killed a black man. Unarmed though he was, the chances of the jury heeding the only person’s account who was in the room is quite large in Dallas.
That may not be the way it should be but in Texas that is most likely the way it will be.
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