Mr. Farah: You are so right. I was horrified at this incident [“Washington cops’ rules of engagement”].
I never like to second guess the police. They have a job to do, and they have to make split-second decisions. The proximity to important government buildings was no doubt an issue. But surely they didn’t have to kill Miriam Carey. She was running on foot. She must have been terrified. Surely at least one cop could have caught up with her and tackled her to the ground.