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originally posted by: Brotherman
a reply to: Shamrock6
Or the cop is a dumb ass and can't tell the difference between a child and a person that is dangerous, I mean a kid that's been there for hours while bothering no one looks like a blood thirsty thug with a crazed look in his eyes. I hardly doubt that the child was so detached and full blown sociopath to look like he was absolutely calm before he intended to pull a pistol and crack off a shot. The cop murdered a child because the cop is a mental midget. He is going to be charged I am sure.
originally posted by: Greven
a reply to: network dude
He was a child. Kids aren't even held accountable for their actions by law, but are we to expect a kid this young to have perfect decision making to avoid getting shot? Why do we expect better decision making from a child than from a paid police officer?
The officer was surely wearing a vest, and obviously had his gun drawn since he shot the kid before the kid ever could have pointed the gun at the officer.
Since we are just relying on the police version of events, suppose one of the officers said to drop the gun? In order to do that, the child would have had to reach for the gun, no? They can give conflicting orders, and picking the right one is apparently the only way not to get shot and killed.
originally posted by: iwilliam
From a lot of the stuff I've seen, cops seem to have a tendency to raise their voices in these situations.
originally posted by: Grovit
A rookie officer and a 10-15 year veteran pulled into the parking lot and saw a few people sitting underneath a pavilion next to the center. The rookie officer saw a black gun sitting on the table, and he saw the boy pick up the gun and put it in his waistband,
people sitting at a table with a gun on the table.....far cry from the boys running around playing army.....
originally posted by: Shamrock6
Are you seriously suggesting that a "criminal" isn't going to do anything stupid with a gun because it's a "serious charge?"
LEOs aren't trained to shoot to kill. They're trained to shoot to stop. As in stop the threat. Aim for the middle of the biggest target presented. Anybody who suggests shooting the gun out of somebody's hand, shooting an arm, or shooting a leg, or whatever else, simply has no concept of armed conflict.
originally posted by: TDawgRex
a reply to: TruthxIsxInxThexMist
I do know this. This happened on the East side of town which is violence ridden and it is not uncommon for kids to be arrested in connection to armed robberies and other shootings. That's the culture on that side of town.