the little 12 yr old bastard in Cleveland was pointing a gun at people that called the cops, and when they showed up he pointed at them. after being told several times as testified by witnesses both black and white to drop the gun. he refused and they shot him.
You have no idea what you are talking about. There were no witnesses other than the cops and a security camera across the street.
I've seen the video. The boy wasn't holding the gun at the point the cops arrived, it was in the waist band of his pants and he never reached for it while the cops were there.
They roared in at high speed and stopped with in 10 feet of him. It looked like they were going to run him over. The rookie cop got out of the squad car and opened fire. There was less than 2 seconds between when the squad car came to a complete stop and when the officer fired the first shot. There was no time to order the boy to drop a weapon he wasn't holding or to react to any order they gave him.
as for brown you must have missed where it was proven thru the autopsy that his hands weren't up and he was seen by others to be trying to reach for the officers gun.
Okay, his hands weren't up, but he was more than 30 feet away from the officer and unarmed when he was killed.
As for reaching for the officers gun, there were no witnesses to this other than the officer himself. This supposedly happened inside the squad car while brown was leaning in the window. There was no one in any position where they could have seen much of anything other than the officer and Brown, and Brown isn't alive to testify.
There was a powder burn on Brown's hand, but the position of the burn indicates that brown would have had his hand on the barrel of the gun. This is a defensive grasp, trying to push the gun away from being pointed at him, not an offensive attempt to take the gun and use it on the officer. Which would be irrelevant in any case as that threat had ceased several minutes before Brown was shot.
A threat that has been successfully ended without the use of lethal force does not remain a legitimate justification for using lethal force after the threat has ended.
all you see is a cop did what he was trained to do and you think the cop should be punished for wanting to go home safely.
First, their training is fucked up, so that is no excuse at all. Cops are being taught that they have at best a 50/50 chance of surviving any given traffic stop, which is absurd on it's face. There are an order of magnitude more traffic stops per year than there are cops. If traffic stops were even a quarter as dangerous as police cadets are being told, annual turn over in PDs would be close to 200%
They are being taught to empty their magazines any time they open fire, which is both dangerous (you can't shoot accurately like that) and tactically stupid. If you face two threats and empty your magazine on one, you have effectively disarmed yourself against the second threat.
There are many incidents over the last decade of NYPD cops opening fire on a suspect and shooting half a dozen to a dozen bystanders.
Second, a cop's desire to go home safely does not supersede the rights of all the people around him.