US Sky Marshals 1, Airline Passengers 0

Fox News is reporting that a female federal agent shot and killed a man on an airplane. It’s possible the shooting might have been justified, but color me, as always, skeptical. Pay close attention to the reports now; it always takes the spinners a while to get the official story together.

UPDATE: Okay, if it’s true that the guy was running around the plane screaming that he had a bomb, well, crazy or not, that’s a justification for the use of lethal force. I’m only surprised that the other passengers didn’t react before the marshal.

But do keep in mind that the murder of the Brazilian by UK police a few months ago sounded pretty reasonable, until it turned out that the police were lying about almost everything in the public reports.