1989 Supreme Court ruling provides unintended cover for police brutality, says Charles Lane | Commentary

How different history might have been if a police bodycam or bystander’s cellphone had recorded the events of Nov. 12, 1984, outside a convenience store on West Boulevard in Charlotte, N.C.

At that time and place, Dethorne Graham, a diabetic African American man who worked repairing roads for the state, experienced an insulin reaction and rushed into the shop to get orange juice — then rushed back out when he saw the line at the cash register was too long.

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