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December 13, 2007
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Opinion: People who never fired gun can't judge 'excessive force'

By Thomas Sowell
The Deseret News

People for whom indignation is a way of life and there seems to be an increasing number of such people repeatedly have outbursts of outrage whenever the police fire a lot of shots at some criminal.

People who have never fired a gun in their lives, and have never had a split-second in which to make a decision that could mean life or death for themselves or others, are often nevertheless convinced that the police used excessive force.

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