Better you having to explain to the DA why you shot a guy, than someone having to explain to your family why you didn’t
Better to be judged by 12 than be carried by 6.
Both quotes are from an episode of TV series Blue Blood.
I don’t support the shoot to kill stance that US police forces, and this serial, seem to espouse. However, I wouldn’t lay the blame on just them. I blame the NRA as much, if not more, and the widespread gun ownership culture it has powered for its narrow business aims.