i saw the end of the judge's presentation in the brelo case in cleveland. now, maybe there is a point to the idea that, in a situation where 12 officers are riddling a car with bullets, you can't tell which shot was fatal. i would think that's a good argument for prosecuting them all, actually. but judge john p. o'donnell quite gratuitously exonerated all the officers (though only one was on trial) by the end, saying that they all had an objectively reasonable belief that they were in immediate danger. offhand, that seems ridiculous to me: they were no more in danger than any other firing squad engaging in an execution. then again, it doesn't take much to make cowards feel endangered.