For the record, Tamir Rice is not to blame. He is a 12 year old boy doing something tthat a 12 year old boy would do. He could not have understood the inherent dangers in his actions. The police were to blame. The officer panicked. He was wrong. But I do not believe that he committed a crime.

My reaction isn’t to say”never mind these peoples lives”. I am saying that they are approaching a problem with many parallels to a worker safety problem with raw emotion. And I think that they are hurting their cause by doing so. I don’t view them as morally bad, but I view the implementation as counterproductive.