If there is no imminent threat then no, cops should not just shoot. Which shooting are you referring to where the perp posed no threat, but was shot
regardless? I can think of 1 or 2. And the Officers are in trouble for it.
That's exactly how the police operate.
That is why they are constantly threatening to pull their protection from venues
when certain "Acts" come in.
Officers like complete control and exercise it through the abuse of their power.
Is the suspect black? If so, RUN! Anything more than that will spark protests and/or riots. Just the face that you are harassing an innocent
unarmed man that is waiving a gun around after he just killed someone - may be enough to spark a riot. If the suspect is white, use common sense.
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