Was Scot Peterson's Cowardice a Crime?

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Reason.com—Former Broward County sheriff's deputy Scot Peterson has been widely vilified for failing to intervene in the February 2018 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. But did Peterson's failure amount to a crime? Although that is what local prosecutors argue, it seems like a stretch. The arrest warrant approved by Circuit Court Judge Andrew Siegel this week charges Peterson with seven counts of child neglect, a felony, and three misdemeanor counts of culpable...

Is cowardice a crime? Scot Peterson’s failure leaves us with complicated questions. The deputy sheriff hid from the shooter at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School when they needed a hero.