Like a great many other people, I was shocked and revolted by the execution video that has spread across the internet in the last few days. The footage of the man’s death sparked several questions in my mind: what provoked the killing? How can someone hold another person’s life in such scant regard? Is this evidence of an ideological clash between different cultures that all too often manifests itself in hatred?

But there was one particular question that stood out: why did St Louis police have to kill Kajieme Powell?  [Read more] – Michael’s Blog