It's tragic someone, died. It's tragic that the situation even happened.
Those people being detained were not innocent. Did you see the guys walking up on the officers when they were in the middle of struggling with 2 other individuals?
Those guys didn't look like they wanted to thank the officers for their work. I especially liked the one in the grey sweater with his right hand concealed in his waist band. He's lucky he didn't get shot.
I'm not saying the shooting was justified. I'm not saying it was NOT justified. I think we can all agree, the cell phone footage is not even CLOSE to enough evidence to show whether or not this was justified. For all I know the guy who was shot could have said he had a gun and was going to kill the Officer's there.
That's just it though, I wasn't there, I don't know what was said, I don't know what happened prior to the video, and I don't know what the other people who were detained said.
How about, for once, we stop monday morning quarterbacking every single thing police do?
You know why police constantly receive complaints, lawsuits, accusations, and so on and so forth?
Because they do a job not many are willing to do. They protect people from other people. And no one ever feels they did anything wrong. It's always, "I didn't stab anyone, fight anyone, kill anyone, deal drugs, run a stop light, hit and run." "That cop is violating my rights!"
Accept responsibility, admit when you screw up and go on with life.