For my own benefit, dear reader, would you mind clarifying something for me? Events of late have caused me to scratch my enormous, aesthetically-pleasing cranium. Would you please be so kind as to confirm the following points?
- You humans have rules called “laws,” which everyone must follow.
- Some of you dress a great deal more sharply than the rest. These select few are called “police officers,” and they enforce the “laws.”
- One of the most important “laws” is not to kill. I believe a famous human named Moses conceived of that one.
(So far so good.)
Here is where I lose my bearings. In a village called Ferguson, a young man named Michael Brown was approached by a “police officer” in the street. The young man did not have a weapon, but “police officers” always have weapons. The two struggled near the officer’s vehicle. Brown then ran a short distance away, where he was shot several times by the “police officer” and killed.
A group of villagers talked it over and decided that the “police officer” did not break the “law.”
Did I get that right?
But what about the “Do Not Kill” rule? Do “police officers” get an exception in this case? How do you decide who gets an exception? Forgive me, dear reader, for my naivete. I would dearly appreciate an explanation. Feel free to send your explications to firstname.lastname@example.org