This verdict was NOT justice and sure to be overturned in a higher court adn this thug will love the attention and 'martyrdom' bestowed upon him. I am surprised Judge Gorham allowed her emotions to rule. Second degree murder implies intention and/or obvious lack of concern for human life. I feel for his family but the officer showed just as much an obvious lack of concern for human life in an over-reactive response to BACKUP (not help or officer down or in trouble) as the common criminal did and, unfortunately, taking responsibility for HIS lack of responsibility/concern cost him his life.
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