Do you think wearing on-body cameras on duty should be mandatory?
People who choose to force cops to shoot them to death often wound and kill bystanders and even cops in the process.
When a person jumps to his death, we don't persecute the sidewalk, but time and again, society will blame the cop.
In any given year when we are willing to celebrate the fact that only 50 or so of our brothers and sisters were murdered in the line of duty, it is readily apparent that too many of us are still messing up — fatally — on far too many occasions. Nevertheless, we are doing a much better job of recognizing the fatal errors. And in many cases we are counteracting them.
Despite the officer's repeated pleas for him to drop the weapon, Pergament continues to advance. Faced with the prospect his own impending death, the officer fires three times, killing Pergament. Only later does the officer learn the brutal truth: the weapon wielded by the suspect is nothing more than a toy gun.