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The cop shooting: More evidence of police over-reaction in Boston manhunt

Evidence grows that the transit cop killed in the manhunt for the marathon bombers was hit by friendly fire. This strikes me as the third instance of over-reaction by the authorities in their handling of the situation. (HT to LK)

Darren McCollester/Getty Images
Darren McCollester/Getty Images
Darren McCollester/Getty Images

Evidence grows that the transit cop killed in the manhunt for the marathon bombers was hit by friendly fire. This strikes me as the third instance of over-reaction by the authorities in their handling of the situation.

(HT to LK)

Evidence grows that the transit cop killed in the manhunt for the marathon bombers was hit by friendly fire. This strikes me as the third instance of over-reaction by the authorities in their handling of the situation.

(HT to LK)

Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com. Twitter: @tomricks1

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