Raging Light wrote:Is there any reasonable justification you can come up with for shooting him? Even if we assume he was on PCP?
Given the information we have at this time, I can't come up with a conclusion. I think that Crutcher was acting suspicious AF and wasn't complying with an officer in the middle of the road. I think that creates tension to a situation that didn't need it, and I think drugs are what caused Crutcher to act the way he did. If you remove drugs from the equation, none of this probably happens. It all starts with the drugs, which is why I would be hesitant to give a guilty verdict if I was a juror. I think the officer should be fired, serve community service, training, etc. I don't think she deserves 4 years to life in prison and a criminal record.
I'm not trying to dodge your question, I just think the gray area is too large at this moment to come up with a definitive yes/no answer.