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Why does the Oregonian newspaper read "Cop kills man" instead of "Cop protects citizens"? Police must make decisions to protect the public, which does not always include clear information, and clear information can not always be obtained. As an example, if you, as a parent, thought a ranting and raving distressed person was threatening your child, what reaction would you want? If someone is shot while running from the police, the first question from the public should be "Why would they run from police?" A police officers' job description is to protect and serve, the first of which is to protect.
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