People who run are guilty and should be shot.
Right so next time there’s a fire, a mass shooting, any sort of public panic, or a jogger with headphones, or police just tell people to clear the area and they actually try to leave to avoid getting caught in the danger zone they deserve what they get. Even if the police started shooting before they started running and it was being shot at that caused them to run.
Couple things: First off you’ve got the sequence of events out of whack. McCall had fled the scene long before police ever got there. You speak as if they had him in their sights and he turned tail. They didn’t have the opportunity to shoot him in the back like you’re saying they should have, he was already in hiding and the first they saw of him was when the dog found him. If he was waiting in ambush as it sounds a shoot on sight order wouldn’t matter because he saw them first. And they were already on the offensive rather than reacting. So that fucks your narrative right over.
Second it’s funny how siccing dogs trained to bite throats out on a guy doesn’t seem like basically the same thing as opening fire. Is it even normal to call out the K-9 unit on a domestic violence call? It’s an immediate and potentially fatal escalation. I’m going to give police the benefit of the doubt and assume they determined he was potentially armed and violent from the start and police were already prepared to use lethal force at the first twitch. Which is again a sledgehammer to your narrative about police going in too soft and does not involve uncertainty about a suspect.
You’re equating this scenario and an active manhunt to just anybody who shows fear of the police whether it’s a call with known suspects and risks or a random stop, which as @Swede pointed out is itself more than likely a deliberate mischaracterization of police confrontations that turn deadly where the police - and not the suspect - escalate a situation beyond all rational sense. You think this is appropriate force, you think this is too SOFT for situations like that? I’d like to know who you think would stand still if a snarling dog jumps up at them and starts biting. Whose instinct is it to stay still and let them chew through an artery instead of fighting for their life? I wonder how you would react to the police in some of the video I’ve seen? Would you accept it as your own stupid fault the moment you took one step backwards in surprise at deliberate hostility including being suddenly tackled without warning and wound up riddled with bullets?
If assholes like you had their way police work would be indistinguishable from a drive by shooting and legal rights would be a forgotten concept. If everyone expected police to simply shoot on sight anyone they don’t like the look of there’s no reason to ever comply with them, innocent or guilty and their only guarantee of safety would be to shoot first themselves and look at every cop as a potential executioner rather than a peacekeeper. It would be gang mentality writ large.