Naw, Some cops are really idiots. Plenty of videos on youtube and on the news to back that. This is the problem with so many cops these days is that they act as if they're Rambo. Most cops these days are ex military and have that marines type mentality. You have to first off.... earn the respect of the people you're policing, and this is some of the problem. The cops loose the respect through their actions. When I was a kid, the cops were referred to as "peace officers" and these days they are "Law enforcement officers". When you get a call about someone in the shadows with a gun, you sure as hell don't go driving up to them. You go in on foot, with back up. You identify the threat, and try to commincate. If they had done this with this kid, he'd still be alive! No doubt he was mistakingly incorrect in his actions, but the kid was 12 years old and most likely had no idea what he was doing, obviously. No one in their right mind, certainly no normal thinking adult would pull a gun on armed cops. The lawsuit was justified and those cops should be working in service sector jobs.