""not quite. a cop might shoot an armed robber if they are threatened as they try to apprehend them. a cop would not track that robber and shoot him just because they found him. if we had sent a team in to arrest the guy and he'd resisted, that would have been a different thing. ""
Tell that to the weavers. They tracked and harassed them for months, then activated an action to get it over with.
Seeing his dog, Striker, shot to death by masked intruders clad in camouflage, Sammy Weaver, 14, fired back in fear for his life. The 4 ft., 11" tall youngster was hit in the arm, then shot in the back as he turned to run for home. He died instantly, killed by an agent of the federal government.
Cradling her 10-month-old daughter in her arms, Vicki Weaver stood in the doorway of her home, mourning her slain son, unaware that she herself had only seconds to live. In an instant a bullet tore into Vicki Weaver's face, blew through her jaw and severed her carotid artery. The bullet was fired from 200 yds. away by an agent of the federal government.http://land.netonecom.net/tlp/ref/weaver.shtml