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31 January 2010

Washington Post, Editorial

There were dozens of witnesses on Nov. 13 when a Fairfax County police officer shot an unarmed, mentally ill driver, David A. Masters, in broad daylight amid heavy traffic in the Huntington area. But none of the witnesses -- not the other drivers nearby, nor any bystanders, nor two other police officers who had approached the man's vehicle -- saw what the shooting officer says that he saw, which was Mr. Masters reaching for what the officer feared was a weapon. That,... (

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