Originally Posted by hermannr
When I hear a cop shot a civilian, I no longer even consider it might be justified unless there is some part of the report that states the person shot was actively shooting at the cops.
Given that 99% of shootings involved are thoroughly investigated, often by outside agencies, and no wrongdoing is found, that's like thinking every horse you see is Secretariat.
So if you read a story about a 6'8" 300 pound man charging police swinging two machetes, you'd cry foul because he didn't have a gun?
Sorry, but that's nonsense.