Balch Springs Teen's Fatal Shooting by Police Bears the Hallmarks of a Preventable Tragedy

The tragic Saturday night shooting of a 15-year-old boy by a Balch Springs police officer is, without question, disturbing.In this case, like in virtually all officer-involved shootings, a conflicting pair of narratives quickly emerged: one that sets out to explain why an officer fired his weapon at a car full of teenagers hurriedly leaving a party, and one that condemns the haphazard use of deadly force.  Continue reading...

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