Keith Scott's life matters.
It mattered before he was shot and killed on Tuesday.
His life mattered if he held a gun and it mattered if he held a book.
His life matters as all sides rush to judgment with the truth, half-truths, speculation, rumors, and lies.
Keith Scott's life matters just as much as the life of the police officer who shot and killed him. Yes, the officer's life matters too. Nobody has said it didn't.