Detroit Free Press: Police Shootings Suck

I know, right? Nobody wants a policeman to get shot in the line of duty. Maybe not even the Hutaree, whose prosecutor pointed at the entirely unrelated murder of Officer Brian Huff in the People’s vain attempt to keep the militia men under lock and key. But we all struggle to react to a police killing. Because a shooting like the one that claimed the life of Detroit Officer Brian Huff is socially undesirable and personally upsetting, there’s a collective rush to judgement. Something must be done! Rare is the time when media pundits wringing their literary hands over the tragedy fail to suggest increased law enforcement, draconian gun control laws or . . . something. This is one of those times . . .

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I know, right? Nobody wants a policeman to get shot in the line of duty. Maybe not even the Hutaree, whose prosecutor pointed at the entirely unrelated murder of Officer…