No they are not, even here in this left coast bastion of professional socialists. At each shooting either by a man gone berserk or the shooting of one, which happened here last week, I have to ask if that would have happened if the "psycho" had adequate care. It's not like their out there hiding.
"Small people talk about people, average people talk about events, great people talk about ideas" Eleanor Roosevelt
I still can't believe they were not indicted by the grand jury. Very sad set of events to this point.
If anyone is interested in seeing how another cop handled a similar situation. A guy is essentially waving his hands in front of an officer, getting people to surround him, and lecturing a cop on the legality of his actions, while carrying a god damn boa on his neck. What does the cop do? Remain calm, and address the situation with seriousness. If we were to follow the what if arguments of some of the police brutality apologists, he should have been shot to death and his snake should have been used to keep his body from falling from the stretcher.
I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK