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originally posted by: vonclod
a reply to: ThePeaceMaker
Hmm, I don't think they would of been so quick to shoot if it was a white kid..just what my gut tells me.
originally posted by: FaunaOrFlora
How did people see his gun if he was concealed carrying?
Do you have proof (other than the cops words or a grainy video that kinda looks like it) that he actually was concealing it?
As far as "reaching for it" did the cops roll up yelling to "drop the gun"? If so the cops are 100% at fault for him "reaching for it".....
originally posted by: odzeandennz
oh it was mentioned in the 911 call
why did this story resurface... ruined my week. its only Monday
In an open letter released Monday, the president of the Cleveland Police Patrolmen's Association said, "We can only hope the Rice family and their attorneys will use a portion of this settlement to help educate the youth of Cleveland in the dangers associated with the mishandling of both real and facsimile firearms."
What is considered concealed?
In 1969 the Court was asked to define ‘concealed’ and decided used the definition given by the Court of Appeals of Maryland, in Shipley v. State. The Shipley Court said that a weapon was concealed so situated as not to be discernible by ordinary observation by those near enough to see it if it were not concealed. It specified that absolute invisibility was not required, stating that ordinary observation did not extend to an unusually careful, thorough, or detailed search. Read the full case by clicking here!