There’s little doubt all four deaths inside the U.S. Capitol during the riot on Wednesday were justified.
It takes incredible stupidity, criminality, terroristic intent or insanity — or some combination thereof — to be involved in the incursion of the Capitol. It’s not unreasonable, at that point, for the police (and the National Guard, eventually) to believe you deserve to be dealt with as being a potentially lethal threat. Absent evidence of deliberate police misconduct, these were people who should have known their actions could end in death. In four cases, it did — and in the fifth case, rioters claimed the life of a police officer.
So no, I don’t try to parse who was unarmed and where they were killed and whether or not something could have been done differently. I’m heartened by the fact there are few conservatives willing to play internal affairs sleuths for the U.S.