Australians see woman's shooting by police as US nightmare
July 19, 2017
SYDNEY (AP) — Half a world from where an Australian woman was shot dead by a Minneapolis police officer, Tuesday's front-page headline in her hometown Sydney newspaper summarized Australia's reaction in blunt terms: "AMERICAN NIGHTMARE."
In Justine Damond's native country, news of the meditation teacher's baffling death has dominated the airwaves, newspapers and websites for days, feeding into Australians' long-held fears about America's notorious culture of gun violence.
"The country is infested with possibly more guns than people," said Philip Alpers, a gun policy analyst with the Unive...