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To most civilians, an 18-year-old unarmed man may not appear to pose a deadly threat. But a police officer's perspective is different. And that is how an officer should be judged after the fact, Chief Justice William Rehnquist wrote in the 1989 opinion.
"The 'reasonableness' of a particular use of force must be judged from the perspective of a reasonable officer on the scene, rather than with the 20/20 vision of hindsight," Rehnquist wrote.

The key question will be: Would a reasonable police officer, with a similar background as Wilson, have responded the same way?
The answer is typically yes.

Supreme Court Case to Shape Ferguson Investigation - ABC News
 

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AG needs to read this case !!!!
 
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