Media Irresponsibility Blurs Accounts of D.C. Mom Killing - Yahoo Voices - voices.yahoo.com
Of course, everyone recognizes it was a mistake to shoot to death an unarmed emotionally disturbed mom with a one-year-old in the back seat. Therefore, we must offer some well-known justifications for it:
We are at war with terrorism. The president and the public were in mortal danger. Everything looks clear in hindsight but most of us never have to choose between shooting or not! The car may have been filled with explosives. The dead woman had injured police officer(s) in her mad flight (although we don't have details). A car is a lethal weapon (at least that one is accurate). Yada-yada-yada.