Some wish for gorgeous sunny days, some wish for finding money on the street, and some wish for a day without the shooting of an unarmed black man. Keith McLeod may not have been the wisest person on this planet, most probably, he was sort of angry and bitter and fixing for a fight with someone. Those of us raised on the streets of New York early learned an important lesson–never pick a fight with someone who has the ability to hurt or kill you. In those cases, head in the opposite direction.
Keith went to a pharmacy and attempted to get cough syrup using a false prescription. This was not the brightest ideas one can have, but, what the heck, what is the worse scenario for seeking medicine without a proper prescription? For Keith,the end result was a confrontation with police and he wound up getting killed for using a finger as a weapon of mass destruction.Oh Keith, the number two lesson I learned in the slums is–when you encounter a cop, be extra polite and do as he desires. At least you will not wind up dead.