the defense of brutality typically entails a discussion of whether the victim deserved it rather than if it was ever necessary to kill him at all. the first places the responsibility on the apparent victim to not do anything that might force this just world to take his life while the second demands a higher level of responsibility of the trained professionals who already enjoy a massive disparity of power socially, psychologically, and structurally. you can probably guess through which of these lenses the authoritarian will view the killing of the powerless.
While I don't always disagree with you, (your attitude generally disgusts me, and is just as bad as G5's in this thread, but on the opposite end of the spectrum) this is a very valid point.
As with the situation here in Wilmington where the LEO threw the dog in on the guy surrendering in his car, most of the comments I've seen defending LEO's in these situations are something along the lines of "well the guy deserved what he got", etc, etc.
People forget for some reason that LEO's are there to apprehend those who break law, not to judge them for what they've done.
So while I generally agree that if you attack an officer, and particularly if you reach for/take his weapon, then you're going to probably get put down, and that more than likely the officer will be justified in that act, like I said earlier, officers need to be de-escalating these situations, not escalating them to the point that shooting the suspect becomes necessary.
I'm with the red on this one. There are good cops and bad cops, and I think the good outnumber the bad, but in situations like this the officers need to be trained to de-escalate a situation. It's human nature to want to hit back a dude that's hitting you, but 5 cops should be able to subdue one man without losing their weapon and/or having to gun him down, and without having to hold him on the ground and punch him.
I try to look at these things very objectively. If the suspect took an officers gun, then yeah, he's more than likely going to get shot, that's a given and more than likely justified.
How it gets to that point is what I question.
This video does not have enough information on the actual shooting imo, I can't tell what's going on. The first part however, it looks to me like the cops escalated the situation beyond what it needed to be.