I am Canadian and I have to say I agree with your statement there. The police in this case argued they identified themselves and thus this gentleman shot the cop in cold blood. This is funny because if they were planning a drug bust they are not likely to run into a home and immediately shout POLICE. I have read this article which was posted above. http://reason.com/archives/2006/10/01/the-case-of-cory-maye Interesting read. One note which seems to have been missed is the fact that he ran into his 18- Month Old child's room with the gun. Not Just his own room. This is a retreat and a means of protection if I have ever heard one. I think this quote really summarizes this whole case and sheds ot light how ridiculous it all is: "...To convict Maye, the jury had to believe, beyond a reasonable doubt, that a man with no criminal record, a man who had just moved out of his parents’ home to make a life with his daughter and girlfriend, a man who had only a minuscule amount of marijuana in his apartment, looked out the window to see a team of police officers was about to enter; decided to take them on, even though he had done nothing wrong; waited for them to forcibly enter his home; fired three shots, killing just one of them; and then surrendered, leaving four bullets still in his gun.
One could argue that a small amount of marijuana is technically something wrong but as it states in an earlier portion of this article in his township/ state it would have been a $50 dollar fine at best.