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Originally posted by Fine:


Officier Roach got away. But there is one redeeming fact---if you want to call it that--Ms. Leisure, Timothy Thomas's mother--is suing the city for millions. And, she may just win. But, certainly, no replacement for the untimely, unneccessary loss of her son...


And as you seem to realize, that's no redemption at all. The purpose of a lawsuit like that is to attempt to be "made whole" after being harmed. Obviously that doesn't quite work in wrongful death cases. But even if it did, being made whole only evens out the loss. The only actual good that can come out of a tragedy like this is if the protest efforts result in actual systemic change, so that it rarely happens again.

I feel apologetic, by the way, for not paying more attention to this case.
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