Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
Alexis de Tocqueville
I am so tired of seeing stories like this. Some sort of education program needs to be put in place for kids in elementary school. A local cop can come in and teach it. Basically the class should be how to act when a police officer approaches, what they are looking at, what makes them nervous, etc. I think they would help. It sucks not only for this kids family but the cop, his family, and all LEO's in general. It makes their job that much harder. I will say though, the kid was a threat judging by his actions. If I had been in that situation, I think I would have shot as well
Mr. Speaker, I once again find myself compelled to vote against the annual budget resolution for a very simple reason: it makes government bigger. ― Ron Paul
Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of Liberty. Thomas Jefferson
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)