The shooter, Micah Xavier Johnson, was “determined to hurt more officers” and would have done so if the pound of C-4 explosive carried by the robot had not ended the standoff Thursday, Brown said in an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
It is easy to second guess their decision to murder the guy remotely now after the fact.
The story of the guy writing messages in his own blood while holed up doesn't sound like someone they couldn't have waited out. It doesn't jive.
"There he was bleeding out and singing loopy songs. He would have hurt more officers if we hadn't blown him up."
I wish they would just say "we had to end the standoff, we made a decision, there was too much unrest at large to wait out this one person with the amount of manpower it required" rather than go with the old "it was self-defense!".