The alteration of those rules … constitutes a gross deviation from constitutional principles and a wholly unwarranted return to a lawless and arbitrary wild West school of law enforcement. Any reasonable law enforcement officer should have known the rules were illegal.
Judge Stephen Reinhardt
September 26, 1997
9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals
On the rules of engagement that lead to the shooting of Kevin Harris and the death of Vickie Weaver.