Is The Story On Police Killings As Much About Fear As Race?

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Within the ongoing story about race and killings by police there has been, from the beginning, a second story, about fear. For the shooters themselves, fear has been essential to their legal defense; it has also been, in a more basic way, their explanation. The situation was pressured; they could not control the person in front of them; violence seemed imminent and they were scared, The New Yorker Want to read more? Please subscribe to The Crime Report!