by The Onion: http://www.theonion.com/articles/ferguson-decision-reaffirms-right-of-police-to-use,37542

WASHINGTON - Following a legal precedent established over the course of decades, the St. Louis County grand jury decision on Monday to not indict officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of an unarmed teen reportedly reaffirmed the right of police to use deadly force whenever they feel sufficiently inclined.

“The outcome of this grand jury investigation further supports a police officer’s right to shoot to kill if, and only if, he feels absolutely willing to do so and it suits his purposes,” said Georgetown law professor Adrienne Hoffman, adding that reasonable suspicion to use lethal force is 100% optional when an officer fires on a suspect, regardless of circumstances.

“This decision makes it completely clear that, when confronted in the line of duty, police are legally justified in using extreme force against a suspect whenever they need to or just feel like it.” Hoffman added that the decision further asserts an officer’s right to claim self-defense against anyone within range of his weapon.