When you're dead is a bit too late to recognize that you just happened to be dealing with one of the (ahem!) bad seeds. Besides, if it was just the bad seeds the police wouldn't be so worried about making sure the bad seeds get away with it. And, you know, come on, all else aside, "Cops are trained to use deadly force last", is entirely subjective. In my state, if the officer says it's the last resort, then it's the last resort, and nothing will change that. Do you understand? Even when we catch them, we can't prosecute them. The law is set up to protect even the bad seeds. It's not so much that I disagree with your general response to Oystein; those merits, however, are insufficient to justify that third paragraph. Most of the time they get it right. And what does that mean to the dead? Or the mouring survivors? Oh, hey, don't worry about it, that person over there got one of the good seeds, see? (Makes it all better, doesn't it?) For instance, here's one: Why don't they escalate? Because someone has already made the point to them that if they just murder willy-nilly, some people might catch on, so, you know, you have to be careful about who you murder and how you do it—i.e., remember to follow your training and you will get away with it. And, yeah, I know, it's a bullshit paragraph. Just like the ninety-nine point nine-nine bit. Still, though, taking Oystein's point in as serious a context as we can, we might note police bad seeds in police departments will still go out of their way to kill people with Tasers. And, besides, if cops were quick-draw dead-eyes, they still wouldn't wing a guy .... well, you know, unless they were "accidentally" six-packing a Negro.