Why didn't they taser her if she had a knife? Why was their first response to shoot her?

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dekawill

This what's gets me. The woman was shot dead by a police officer, and the Ann Arbor news thought it was important to mention that she had a criminal record? Why? As if her being shot to death, in her home, was related. It isn't. Her criminal record is listed for what, to give the readers a reason to think she got what she deserved?

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My prayers go out to the DEAD woman's family and the officer who has to LIVE with the fact that he drew his gun, instead of his taser.