Several months ago, a rural Central Texas Deputy Sheriff who was working as a school officer used his Taser on a student. As a result of the shock, the student fell backward, hit his head and later went into a coma.
There was an immediate outpouring of anger against the deputy and an equal outpouring of sympathy for the student and his family. The family retained legal counsel, school officials apologized and social media exploded. There was also a video of the incident. It was played over and over and over on the national news. The ethnicity of the student was different from that of the white deputy.
The national media came to the hospital and the small town where it happened and interviewed anyone who would speak with them.