Letting a most likely drunk man speed through a residential neighborhood in order to get away from police would mean a failure from the police officers side. It was a decision made within a split second, charging the man with murder hardly seems fair.
It's so weird that people think the confederate battle flag is racist. Just because white supremacists wear it on their shirts... and put it on their cars... and the walls of their homes... and the places where they meet, and combine it symbolically with the swastika, people think there's some kind of correlation. And their only evidence that there's a correlation is the direct, obvious, physical correlation that exists. Crazy.