I said I can't think of a case off the top of my head, I'm sure if I went digging around I could find one that I thought was fishy. And the reason I don't doubt their version of events is because there was evidence or witness testimony backing up what they said. The "witnesses" in the Ferguson case were lying and they were caught lying so yes, I didn't believe them but that was because they didn't back up the officer I didn't believe them because they were caught in a lie. So yes, you are wrong for lumping me in with that crowd, next time pick a case where the so called "witnesses" didn't lie out their ass. Did Zimmerman have any reason to believe he was a robbery suspect? No, he just saw a black kid in a hoodie that he didn't recognize and just assumed he was a robbery suspect. If a police officer did that I would think the same thing. If a police officer stops someone because they think they are a robbery suspect they usually have reasonable suspicion, Zimmerman didn't have RS he was just racist. I guess we are just going to have to agree to disagree. Unless there is some substantial claims or suspicion of screwed up things going on I don't see a reason to involve federal agencies in investigating every shooting incident across the country. I am confident in the ability of state law enforcement being able to handle most of that. Most people that I have seen in that situation don't react that way. Most people do exactly what they are told, for whatever reason this guy didn't. Maybe he was scared, maybe he just didn't realize what he was doing, who knows there are lots of possibilities. Tasing him was not an option, they were too far away plus the way his body was turned to the side it is unlikely they would have been able to get both prongs to hit the target. And tackle him? That is the worst thing to do if you are holding 3 robbery suspects at gun point. If one of them pulls a gun there you are now right next to that guy and creating a cross fire situation, so even if you have guys covering you they can't take a shot now because you are in the line of fire. I know it is the job of police officers to protect every citizen (including suspects) and they don't really want to use deadly force, but it seems like you are asking them to put themselves in unnecessary danger. So if a guy is shooting at me should I still try to use other means than deadly force? I'm not really protecting him if I shoot him right?