"Is anybody else seeing the GLARING problem of the fact that the kid did EXACTLY WHAT THE COP ASKED HIM TO and he ended up dead?"
Really? I thought the kid RAN WITH THE GUN ignoring the officer's orders. Maybe you saw a different video.
"Adam stopped, he dropped the gun, and he raised his hands - and was shot dead within one second of having done so."
After he led the police on a chase where the officers are unable to see the location of the gun - and then turning toward the officer.
"And most will consider the officer's actions "by the book" or "justifiable""
"The only way he could have helped Adam was to consider the circumstances and taken more than one second of threat analysis before he ended the life of a kid who'd already dropped the gun and was in the act of complying with the officer's demands."
No, he could have driven to the kid's house and kicked the crap out his lousy parents and instilled with Adam the idea that you obey officers or you risk being shot. Also, he could have told Adam is it not legal for a 13 year old to be in the possession of a handgun and that shooting rounds off at 2:30AM in a major metro area with one of the nation's highest murder rates is likely to get you killed.
"No murder can be 'justifiable'"
Good thing this was not a murder then so no need to read the rest of your nonsense. Young Adam just won a Darwin award. Sadly, I suspect the stupid city of Chicago will end up paying out those lousy parents.