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The Science Behind Police Shootings

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Great article! I'm not use to seeing something so approaching balance in the Voice. Definitely never happened when I use to subscribe. That was a sad situation. I don't know what to think, relative to "blame".

For me, the money quote"

But neurological research suggests that the problem is much deeper and that such shootings may be almost impossible to eliminate. (emphasis mine)
I can only imagine, prompted by this quote, if someone else where behind that door. Who would have fired first, based on the science of this article?

"During the contest trial, the Coleman team presented evidence of a further 6500 absentees that it felt deserved to be included under the process that had produced the prior 933 [submitted by Franken, rk]. The three judges finally defined what constituted a 'legal' absentee ballot. Countable ballots, for instance, had to contain the signature of the voter, complete registration information, and proper witness credentials.

But the panel only applied the standards going forward, severely reducing the universe of additional basentees the Coleman team could hope to have included. In the end, the three judges allowed about 350 additional absentees to be counted. The panel also did nothing about the hundreds, possibly thousands, of absentees that have already been legally included, yet are now 'illegal' according to the panel's own ex-post definition."

The Wall Street Journal editorial, April 18, 2009 concerning the Franken Coleman decision in the Minnesota U.S. Senate race of 2008.

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