Killing someone for selling drugs and then looking like they’re trying to kill you?
Well, that is a horse of another color, though — is it not true? — that that is your reconstruction of the event, I believe, based on the testimony of the cop.
Or was that his “lie”-amony? We will never know, because we don’t have the victim around to give his side of the story.
I see how your side won in court. I don’t think it is the winning strategy in our streets or prisons.
In other words: Hot pursuit of a drug dealer is not (to my mind) the same as hot pursuit of someone involved in armed robbery or attempted murder.
In other words, he did not need to barge in on the guy’s house. Had he not barged into the guy’s house, we would not be having this discussion, and the victim would still be alive (and, yes, still selling pot on the streets of NYC).
We are probably not going to see eye to eye on this thorny issue, but thank you for your honest thoughts on the matter.