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    Re: Police kill armed eighth-grader in Texas school

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    Ok, an 12 year old boy is shot dead and everyone in Texas cheers. Happy now?
    He was 15. Hardly a child.

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    Re: Police kill armed eighth-grader in Texas school

    Quote Originally Posted by Viktyr Korimir View Post
    A fourteen-year-old is a grown man
    This is not a grown man, but the cops still did what they had to given they had a kid with what appeared to be a real weapon who refused to lower it.
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    Re: Police kill armed eighth-grader in Texas school

    Looks like a man to me.

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    Re: Police kill armed eighth-grader in Texas school

    I read somewhere that a student said they heard him say "I'm going to kill everyone." What were they supposed to think?


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    Re: Police kill armed eighth-grader in Texas school

    Quote Originally Posted by Viktyr Korimir View Post
    Looks like a man to me.
    Why is it so important to you that this person be deemed a man? Does his being a man mean something in this situation?
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    Re: Police kill armed eighth-grader in Texas school

    Without knowing the exact circumstances, it's impossible to say whether the police acted rightly in shooting him or not. I'm willing to give them the benefit of the doubt though unless evidence to the contrary comes out. It's sad that it happened though definitely. I wonder what the kid's motivation was?
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    Re: Police kill armed eighth-grader in Texas school

    Something I think may be just as disturbing, suppose the altercation with the other student lead to him contemplating suicide. And since most children from these days and times know police shoot to kill, all he would have to do is point something at them. (something dark colored it doesn't even have to be a gun!?!)

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    Re: Police kill armed eighth-grader in Texas school

    Quote Originally Posted by amph View Post
    Something I think may be just as disturbing, suppose the altercation with the other student lead to him contemplating suicide. And since most children from these days and times know police shoot to kill, all he would have to do is point something at them. (something dark colored it doesn't even have to be a gun!?!)
    Yep sadly this could be true but I still wouldnt change my judgement of the cops or change the rules for cops in this situation.
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    Re: Police kill armed eighth-grader in Texas school

    Quote Originally Posted by Frolicking Dinosaurs View Post
    Why is it so important to you that this person be deemed a man? Does his being a man mean something in this situation?
    Yeah. It means people shouldn't be crying and wringing their hands about the cops killing a child.

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    Re: Police kill armed eighth-grader in Texas school

    Well, I for one feel terrible for the boy's family and for the cops involved. I can't imagine having to live with knowing that a teenager was killed brandishing what turned out to be a pellet gun.

    It was not the fault of the police. They did was they were trained to do, what they had to do. Nonetheless, this is still going to traumatize the crap out of them, and all the kids in that school who heard/saw it happen.

    A tragedy caused by the utter stupidity and volitility of a childish teenaged brain. Damn.

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