Byron White Quote

It is not better that all felony suspects die than that they escape. Where the suspect poses no immediate threat to the officer and no threat to others, the harm resulting from failing to apprehend him does not justify the use of deadly force to do so. It is no doubt unfortunate when a suspect who is in sight escapes, but the fact that the police arrive a little late or are a little slower afoot does not always justify killing the suspect.


Tennessee v. Garner, 471 U.S. 1 (1985).

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It is not better that all felony suspects die than that they escape. Where the suspect poses no immediate threat to the officer and no threat to...

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It is not better that all felony suspects die than that they escape. Where the suspect poses no immediate threat to the officer and no threat to...

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It is not better that all felony suspects die than that they escape. Where the suspect poses no immediate threat to the officer and no threat to...

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It is not better that all felony suspects die than that they escape. Where the suspect poses no immediate threat to the officer and no threat to...