Checking those Masonic digits.
Copfag here in a savage wasteland. Not sure what you have done or experinced, but you’re dead on that bullets don’t always incapacitate. I’ve been to a lot of shootings, I’ve seen guys shot in the head and not even realize they were shot, shots directly center mass and guys kept running, etc.
I don’t think those coppers did anything wrong, knife attacks are weird, time speeds up, etc. They were certainly justified to shoot right away (under American deadly force laws- I can’t speak to Australia), but I can also see trying to wrestle dude and get the knife. Bullets flying on a crowded street in daylight risk, probably lots of nice people out and about, milliseconds to decide...
I think they did just fine, along with that bro who used the shopping cart. The shooting cart attack actually featured in one of our training videos a long time ago in the academy. It’s a great move and that gentleman should be commended.