Excessive abuse of power this is. If someone broke into …

Comment on ‘Cop will be labelled for the rest of his life as a blackfeller killer’ by Bob Scolden.

Excessive abuse of power this is. If someone broke into my house while I was home and the perpetrator held a knife it is lawful for me to fend him off with a knife. But if I was to fend him of with a gun or if I accidentally shot him I would go to jail.
I don’t know if this young man had a weapon? I would want to see evidence on this but I believe that this officer went to fight this young man with a gun.
This young man did not have a gun. I hope this family for this young man get their justice.
This has happened all too much in Australia.

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