Found this article about a shooting of an unarmed man shot by a cop in St. Louis for "reaching in his waistband." The cop shooting in St. Louis wasn't the most interesting part, we see that often enough. The guy who ran, it turns out, had a warrant for a prior and did not want to be arrested, hence his fleeing. The shooting... well, the article posits some interesting theories on the situation black men find themselves in when others encounter them, a reflex to assume danger. Not surprised the guy was unarmed, not surprised the officer assumed he was armed; not surprised he was shot once the officer assumed he was. These things always remind me of the Diallo shooting, where the cops mistake the guy for someone else, rush him, and then when he goes to hand over his wallet because he thinks the plainclothes cops are robbing him, they assume he's reaching for a gun and off the guy. SMDH Some of the research used in the article was terrific, particularly this part: Reading that last part, I come back to the officers' initial response to Antonio Morrison's woofing incident caught on the dash-cam, a very swift, physical subduing to an innocuous transgression. And I'll just leave it at that.