Relatives of Dead Criminals Hate Self-defense, Especially When a Federal Agent Is Involved

The father of the dead guy was sure his son was not attacking the ICE agent. ICE agent cleared in civil trial after fatal shooting.

Quinn was a member of a fugitive apprehension team when Terrance Kellom was shot. Police have said Kellom was wanted for armed robbery and lunged at Quinn with a hammer. His father, Kevin Kellom, has disputed that account. Quinn wasn’t charged.

If you lunge at me with a hammer or a screwdriver, or a rock, or a knife, or any number of other ad hoc weapons, I am going to defend myself. I think most people would. (Even the people who say they wouldn’t resort to violence, want to live, after all.)