your joking?...So now where trying to argue that a 5 year old child with a stick could be an armed and dangerous threat to the cops? Comparing the 911 hijackings to this is like comparing a cat to an elephant. Not even close. 1st, there where no trained police officers in uniform on the plane, and these where grown men with boxcutters, not grade school taliban members. 2nd. The people on the first two planes had no idea what was going to happen, had they known the plot of the hijackers, im sure circumstances would have been diffrent. Ok again impossible comparisons. a 17 and an 8 year old is a world of diffrence. One is 4/5 years pre-testosterone hormone surge, prepuberty. The other is 4/5 years removed from puberty (considered a man in some countries). Not close to the same. So know your trying to compell us to believe this 8 year old was a threat to these officers lives?!! Saying an 8 year old child with a stick, is an armed and dangerous or a "deadly Force" Is utter COMPLETE nonsense, not the otherway around. Ok again, if your going to site these craazy comparisons, why not be specific of the example? Was it an 8 year old who got his hands on a gun?..., or was it an 8 year old armed with a stick? ....Two totally diffrent things. Both dead? ..what did he beat himself to death with the stick after blugining his father to death first? As Peredhill stated, are we now implying that now we have to use this kind of force against every enraged 8 year old child? or 5 year old now. He never said it was OK to get stabbed. He did say it was there sworn duty to"Protect and Serve" and yes he is 100% correct. These officers are required to risk there lives, day in and day out. Everytime they pull someone over they are risking there lives, as eventually every cop encounters unknowingly the "on the run" criminal with nothing or little to lose. "Yes they do get paid to risk there lives, Everyday! Why on earth would you even atempt to try to argue that...retorical.