The best way to not be indicted for murdering someone is, I suggest, to not murder anyone.
On the other hand, if you really really really want to follow someone on the street, burst into their home, pull a gun, and shoot them to death, I suggest the following two-step process:
1) be a police officer with union representation.
2) say repeatedly "I thought he was going for a gun". Even when no gun is ever found, keep saying this.
If the system works the way it was designed to the grand jury (
a group of other government employees like yourself see comments below) will decline to charge you.
As I said, I prefer the first system. Not only is not murdering other people good for your own soul, it's also good for the health of the people you don't murder.
In fairness, though, I'll admit that there are some benefits to the "be a cop/say you thought he had a gun" system. The pay is excellent, there's a lot of overtime, it's not a particularly risky job, the union lawyers are first class, the pension package is gold plated, and you can break most laws without ever getting prosecuted.
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