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    Re: Family: Boy, 15, shot to death after attacking police had autism disorder

    Not to be insensitive but the boy is in a better place, and put out of his misery. I've worked with kids and adults alike with disorders and for some of them, living is hell, and passing would seem to be a better alternative. It's like when someone tells you that a person with stage 5 dementia has passed, you feel relieved for them.

    I worked with this one kid 18/19 (and still do on occasion) who is autistic and has gone after me with his fist leading several times. He's at least 240 pounds, and you wouldn't automatically think ''teen boy'' if you saw him.Thankfully he's uncoordinated and doesn't move as fast as me, but there have been a few close calls where another has had to intervene on my behalf. Sometimes there's two diagnosis that the psychs don't pick up on b/c the primary diagnosis gets the blame for everything!
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    Re: Family: Boy, 15, shot to death after attacking police had autism disorder

    I'm not going to lose any sleep over the passing of this troubled young man.

    I just thought that I would point out that the "kitchen knife" as claimed by the Police was actually what we normally call a butter knife.
    So much for the knife fight bravado from the previous pages.

    Here's the kid.
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    Re: Family: Boy, 15, shot to death after attacking police had autism disorder

    Quote Originally Posted by Mickey Shane View Post
    I'm not going to lose any sleep over the passing of this troubled young man.

    I just thought that I would point out that the "kitchen knife" as claimed by the Police was actually what we normally call a butter knife.
    So much for the knife fight bravado from the previous pages.

    Here's the kid.
    I always find it interesting that "very liberal" posters-the ones who want the government to have more power and take more money from us are the ones who are the first to damn agents of the government when they whack someone who is trying to disturb the "greater good"

    just sayin.........

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    Re: Family: Boy, 15, shot to death after attacking police had autism disorder

    “They didn’t have to shoot him. They could have tasered the child. He’s only 15 years old,” Wayne Watts said. “They could have tased him, like they did him before, took him to the hospital and he would have been fine and that’s what I want to know. Why couldn’t they do that to him so that he could still be breathing with us right now?”
    Family deflecting blame rather than accepting responsibility. Rather than treating their child and helping him they chose to continually rely on the police to come, taser him, take him to a hospital and calm him down. I would love to see charges brought against them for neglect or something for leaving this kid in a position to put himself in this situation time and time again.

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    Re: Family: Boy, 15, shot to death after attacking police had autism disorder

    Police said he had cut an officer with a kitchen knife, but his family said it was only a butter knife. (Watts Family Photo)
    Calumet City Police Chief Edward Gilmore said the boy cut a police officer through his shirt sleeve with a “kitchen knife.”
    That is one hell of a butter knife to cut through a uniform, and skin.

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    Re: Family: Boy, 15, shot to death after attacking police had autism disorder

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    Yeah use a nuke to defend your house from a robbery

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    Re: Family: Boy, 15, shot to death after attacking police had autism disorder

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Yes this is a tragedy. And if ultimately some blame must be placed I would put it on the mother (and father if he is even in the picture). This kid has obviously been violent before and should have been sent somewhere so that he never had access to any potential weapon and where he could be with someone that could control him if he ever got out of hand. The fact that it shows that the mother couldn't handle her son's problems (as evidenced by the multiple calls for police intervention) lends weight to this fact. It was her duty to make sure that her son was properly cared for and to make sure that he could hurt no one, including himself.

    Edit note: I wouldn't place any of the blame on the cops for sure. Their life was obviously in danger and everyone, regardless if they are a cop or not, has a right to meet deadly force with deadly force.
    The thought that the mother's insurance would pay for this kid to be institutionalized for having a mental disorder is not going to happen. We could rely on Big Government to lock people up for before they do things as precautionary, there would be nothing unconstitutional about that either.
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    Re: Family: Boy, 15, shot to death after attacking police had autism disorder

    Quote Originally Posted by ric27 View Post
    My point was, and is, DON'T GET INTO KNIFE FIGHTS. The only knife fight, you will want to get into is one where, you are the only one with a knife. If not, you run and use a barricade and keep on running


    To think there is NO POSSIBILITY or the opposite a CERTAINTY of escaping unscathed is stupid.
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    Re: Family: Boy, 15, shot to death after attacking police had autism disorder

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    This is a tragedy. Who's at fault here? Anyone?
    Society. The boy should have been institutionalized long before this event.

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    Re: Family: Boy, 15, shot to death after attacking police had autism disorder

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Why do you make **** up like this? Just one little visit to wikipedia would have helped you know you were about to get caught lying. Seriously, it's not that hard:

    Diagnosis of Asperger syndrome - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    15 minutes huh?
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