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Police Officer Shot Therapist for Helping Lost Autistic Man

Charles Kinsey's police shooting on July 18, 2016, upset the country, as video evidence showed Kinsey laying on his back with his hands in the air, pleading with the policemen not to kill his patient, who was clutching a toy - but a policeman shot him instead. Because American people have been socialised to tolerate widespread police ineptitude and brutality, the officer who shot him was cleared of two attempted murder charges in 2019, with just a single misdemeanour charge of culpable negligence remaining. Even that smack on the wrist, though, has been rectified now. In 2017, State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle did something she had never done in her 24 years in office: she charged a policeman, officer Jonathon Aledda, with a crime involving an on-duty shooting. However, all of this was in vain. Aledda's sentence for culpable negligence was reversed last month, allowing him to remain a policeman. An appeals court quietly revoked Aledda's conviction last Wednesday, no