I’ve used up my free NYTimes articles so I can’t see it, but basically:
a) they’re allowed to so long as they say they feared for their lives.
b) ‘something in his hand’ is enough of an excuse
Even without the video, this is what they do.
But i found a version of the video on Youtube. I don’t know if it’s the same but here:
To me, it’s the *police* that should know everybody by name and face. It’s their territory and this was the guy’s HOUSE.
This is the closest thing to relevant in this case.
However: you become blind to the cameras after a while. The self awareness is temporary.
You’ll know this yourself if you’re in an area with a lot of security cams.
It’s not long before