The Aug. 27 article “Witness: Roadblock preceded fatal shooting of deaf driver” would be disturbing to just about everyone but is particularly so for a deaf person like me. Regardless of the legal outcome of the trooper’s case, can the Highway Patrol at least acknowledge that the vision of Daniel Harris lying lifeless on a street in his own neighborhood is regrettable?
This shooting is not a local Charlotte issue. As a state agency, the Patrol is mandated to serve all North Carolinians. Due process is not dispensed at the discretion of any trooper; it is an absolute right. Or is there an unwritten violation like Driving While (Hearing) Impaired? McClatchy newspapers must not drop the ball on this ongoing story. Deaf lives matter.