A familiar face

I figured as much. The Clark County sheriff's deputy who was killed yesterday has been identified as Jeremy Brown, one of the three cops who emptied their guns on Kevin Peterson Jr., a young Black drug dealer who was running away from them, last October. The Peterson killing is still "under investigation," which means it is being kept in a cooler until maybe we'll all forget about it or Peterson's family can be convinced to take a big check and move away.

The three deputies who killed Peterson have never been disciplined. They were back on duty within a few weeks as if nothing ever happened. Now one of them is dead, and he will no doubt be eulogized loudly and repeatedly over the next week or two.

He didn't deserve to die. And he's not alone in that regard.