Police need to look at alternatives to deadly force
On an average day in America, at least one person is killed by police. Most of those killings are surely justifiable, but some raise questions about whether deadly force was necessary.
Take, for instance, the shooting of a 35-year-old Mexican farm worker in Pasco, Wash., on Feb. 10. Antonio Zambrano-Montes — who had a history of erratic behavior and at least one other confrontation with police — was tossing rocks at rush hour downtown traffic.