Fifty years ago in Anchorage the authorities didn't have to worry about the shoot-to-kill policy because the authorities kept things under control. Today we have 170 criminal gangs from Anchorage to the Mat-Su, all of whom would like to take down a cop as a trophy. The police know this and that makes them on edge all the time. If the authorities would put today's violent criminal gang members behind bars, then things would be somewhat under control and shoot-to-kill wouldn't be as big of a concern as it is today.
-- John Patrick Suter