His past doesn’t matter, the only thing that matters is the direct events that led to his death. Was he resisting when he was pinned down for over 8 minutes until he died? Each of these incidents should be viewed through a neutral lens. If you automatically say every black death at the hands of the police is brutality you are the problem. The very same is true if you believe every black guy that dies at the hands of the police had it coming. Until we can treat every person with a presumption of innocence and not someone who deserves death this will continue. The police need to be held to a higher standard. One bad apple is unacceptable in a police department. These loose cannons needs to be cut from the force. There shouldn’t be sides in this fight. Everyone should agree we need police to be accountable for their actions and held to a higher standard. We must also agree police have a right to defend themselves. Ultimately we need to get to a place where we trust the justice system to find the truth in these cases.