The Cop Who Told Me He Wished He’d Shot a Black Man

The officer could have learned that deadly force was seldom necessary. Instead, he regretted his choice.

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It was proof that sometimes if a police officer is willing to get his ass kicked, he can save a life.

From Why Didn’t We Riot?: A Black Man in Trumpland by Issac J. Bailey. Soon to be published by Other Press.

Bailey (@ijbailey) is the James K. Batten Professor of Communication Studies at Davidson College and author of Why Didn’t We Riot?: A Black Man in Trumpland.

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