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Can Ferguson Police Legally Kill?

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The shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri is the latest tragedy to result from police using lethal force. Why are police allowed to shoot to kill? Why not "shoot to wound" instead? Learn More: New Developments in Understanding the Behavioral Science Factors in the "Stop Shooting" Response http://www.forcescience.org/stopshooting.html "A law enforcement officer can use deadly force with a firearm in a variety of circumstances." FOURTH AMENDMENT: AN OVERVIEW http://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/fourth_amendment Tennessee v. Garner 471 U.S. 1 (1985) http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/471/1/case.html TIMES SQUARE SHOOTING: This Is Why Police Shoot To Kill http://www.businessinsider.com/times-square-shooting-why-police-shoot-to-kill-2012-8 "Police Officers don't shoot to wound." Shooting to wound http://www.pfoa.co.uk/110/shooting-to-wound "Do police officers really have to kill people when they shoot them? Couldn't they be more humane and just aim for arms or legs?" Was it legal for Darren Wilson to shoot Michael Brown? http://www.vox.com/2014/8/13/5994305/michael-brown-case-investigation-legal-police-kill-force-murder "On August 15, six days after the death of Michael Brown, the Ferguson Police Department finally identified the officer who shot Brown as Darren Wilson." Watch more TestTube! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=testtubenetwork _________________________ TestTube's new daily show is committed to answering the smart, inquisitive questions we have about life, society, politics and anything else happening in the news. It's a place where curiosity rules and together we'll get a clearer understanding of this crazy world we live in. Watch more TestTube: http://testtube.com/testtubedailyshow/ Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=testtubenetwork TestTube on Twitter https://twitter.com/TestTube Tara Long on Twitter https://twitter.com/TaraLongest Trace Dominguez on Twitter https://twitter.com/TraceDominguez TestTube on Facebook https://facebook.com/testtubenetwork TestTube on Google+ http://gplus.to/TestTube Download the New TestTube iOS app! http://testu.be/1ndmmMq