"Sergeant Jay Cook of the New York State Police was on patrol alone when he spotted Sweat on a road on Sunday afternoon. The fugitive took off running and the officer shot him twice in the torso, police said.
Photographs surfaced on the Internet of the arrest of Sweat, who was unarmed and appeared bloody and slumped over as law enforcement officers tended to him." Reuters
Sergeant Jay Cook, who shot this man in line of duty is being lauded as a hero for shooting Sweat twice in the torso as Sweat ran away from him.
I would describe Cook as having done his duty, but, a "hero?"
Former policeman Slager is under indictment for murder in South Carolina for having shot an unarmed man as the victim ran from him. What is the difference in the deed?
I must ask if the public praise in the Borg would be there if Sweat had been Black?
And why is it that this prisoner with two torso wounds was photographed propped up, evidently for the camera? pl