How does it happen?
How in the name of God does an officer get on the police force of a major American city with a documented background from prior police work that shouldn't allow him to be the security guard for a one-toilet washroom?
How do the officers responsible for hiring him get a slap on the wrist?
And how do the officers of said police department get away with bald-face lies about the shooting of a 12-year-old boy that are flatly contradicted by the available evidence?
If you're wondering why I'm raising all of these questions, read on. This should lead you to raise the same questions, and many more.
But there's one thing it won't do.
It won't cause you to question why African-Americans have far more reason to fear the police than anyone else in American society should have.