12 Year Old Fatally Shot by Police (in Ohio)
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26-11-2014, 07:39 PM (This post was last modified: 26-11-2014 07:47 PM by GirlyMan.)
RE: 12 Year Old Fatally Shot by Police (in Ohio)
(26-11-2014 07:37 PM)Smercury44 Wrote:  They got a 911 call saying someone was at a park waving a gun. They have to take that sort of thing very seriously, so they went in prepared. If they side with caution on a call like that, it could cost lives.

Yabut, Ohio is an open-carry State.

Here's how it would've gone down if it was an old drunk white man. Kudos to that cop though.




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26-11-2014, 07:50 PM
RE: 12 Year Old Fatally Shot by Police (in Ohio)
What crime was the child committing? Still not seeing it.

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26-11-2014, 07:54 PM
RE: 12 Year Old Fatally Shot by Police (in Ohio)
(26-11-2014 07:39 PM)GirlyMan Wrote:  
(26-11-2014 07:37 PM)Smercury44 Wrote:  They got a 911 call saying someone was at a park waving a gun. They have to take that sort of thing very seriously, so they went in prepared. If they side with caution on a call like that, it could cost lives.

Yabut, Ohio is an open-carry State.

Here's how it would've gone down if it was an old drunk white man. Kudos to that cop though.




The operative word being 'white.'
Sadly, the US is still quite racist. Sad

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26-11-2014, 07:56 PM
RE: 12 Year Old Fatally Shot by Police (in Ohio)
(26-11-2014 07:50 PM)Deidre32 Wrote:  What crime was the child committing? Still not seeing it.

Well he was waving it around and pointing it at people in the park.
They thought their safety was in danger so the Police were called in.
Obviously the Police didn't know if the gun was real or fake and apparently (I don't know what really happened) the boy reached for the gun at which point the Police shot him for their own safety.

Not a hard concept to grasp. Open gun laws or not, if someone's waving a gun around pointing it at people in a public place threatening their safety they're going to be questioned by the Police...

If you want specific laws I guess you could quote making threats, public disturbance, failing to follow Police orders.

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26-11-2014, 08:01 PM (This post was last modified: 26-11-2014 08:05 PM by GirlyMan.)
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(26-11-2014 07:56 PM)earmuffs Wrote:  Not a hard concept to grasp. Open gun laws or not, if someone's waving a gun around pointing it at people in a public place threatening their safety they're going to be questioned by the Police...

Kid wasn't questioned. Kid was killed. Old drunk white dude was questioned and talked down off the ledge. Kid was never given that chance.

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26-11-2014, 08:18 PM
RE: 12 Year Old Fatally Shot by Police (in Ohio)
(26-11-2014 08:01 PM)GirlyMan Wrote:  
(26-11-2014 07:56 PM)earmuffs Wrote:  Not a hard concept to grasp. Open gun laws or not, if someone's waving a gun around pointing it at people in a public place threatening their safety they're going to be questioned by the Police...

Kid wasn't questioned. Kid was killed. Old drunk white dude was questioned and talked down off the ledge. Kid was never given that chance.

Old drunk guy was just standing there (not waving his gun around threatening people) and had the gun over his shoulder in an obvious position.

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26-11-2014, 08:23 PM
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(26-11-2014 07:37 PM)Smercury44 Wrote:  
(26-11-2014 06:59 PM)evenheathen Wrote:  Wow. Is it just me or does it look like they rode in like fucking cowboys, the passenger cop pert near tucking and rolling out of the door as he blasted away?

Why in the hell wouldn't they approach the situation a bit more cautiously? Why did they have to pull up right to him at such a high rate of speed?

Looks a little fucked up to me, a bit different than the descriptions of what happened in the articles I've seen....

They got a 911 call saying someone was at a park waving a gun. They have to take that sort of thing very seriously, so they went in prepared. If they side with caution on a call like that, it could cost lives.

Sucks it turned out the way it did though.

Since when is it a proper response by police in that situation to drive right up to within a few feet of the suspect and just jump out of the car firing? That doesn't even happen in movies.

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26-11-2014, 08:36 PM
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(26-11-2014 08:18 PM)earmuffs Wrote:  Old drunk guy was just standing there (not waving his gun around threatening people) and had the gun over his shoulder in an obvious position.

At least 3 people felt threatened by old drunk white dude 'cause there was 3 calls to 911. Old drunk white dude with a gun calling for a revolution is a serious threat in and of itself.

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26-11-2014, 08:40 PM
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(26-11-2014 08:36 PM)GirlyMan Wrote:  
(26-11-2014 08:18 PM)earmuffs Wrote:  Old drunk guy was just standing there (not waving his gun around threatening people) and had the gun over his shoulder in an obvious position.

At least 3 people felt threatened by old drunk white dude 'cause there was 3 calls to 911. Old drunk white dude with a gun calling for a revolution is a serious threat in and of itself.

Those three people sounded concerned, not threatened.

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26-11-2014, 08:46 PM
RE: 12 Year Old Fatally Shot by Police (in Ohio)
(26-11-2014 08:40 PM)earmuffs Wrote:  
(26-11-2014 08:36 PM)GirlyMan Wrote:  At least 3 people felt threatened by old drunk white dude 'cause there was 3 calls to 911. Old drunk white dude with a gun calling for a revolution is a serious threat in and of itself.

Those three people sounded concerned, not threatened.

As did the Tamir Rice 911 caller. "It's probably fake, but he's like pointing it at everybody, ... Probably a juvenile, you know?"

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