Casualties of the after-war

Army Sgt. Issac Sims left the war in Iraq, but it didn’t leave him

Army Sgt. Issac Sims was killed Memorial Day weekend, a year after his discharge from the Army and thousands of miles from Iraq. He endured two tours there only to die at age 26 in his parents’ home on Kansas City’s decaying east side. The fatal shots were fired not by insurgents but by police. The distinction may have eluded his damaged mind.

When confrontations between cops and veterans turn deadly

The fatal shooting of Issac Sims by Kansas City police on May 25 is one in a series of recent confrontations between military veterans and law enforcement to end in bloodshed.



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