Heard about this on the radio last night.
Sounds like a sucky situation all around - I bet the cop is going to be a long time dealing with having shot a kid with a toy gun, even if he did think it was real at the time.
Of course I could be wrong about that, but at first glance...
Sometimes I think we're alone. Sometimes I think we're not. In either case, the thought is staggering. ~ R. Buckminster Fuller
No one is saying that Tamir was guilty of any crime. He just did something a little dumb, like all of us have. And as occasionally happens, it had terrible consequences.
That said, I'm not sure what policies we could implement to avoid this situation, without getting cops shot left and right. (Can you imagine the consequences, if cops were required to hesitate every time they saw a gun painted neon yellow?) It's also a completely separate from issues like abuse and corruption.
big·ot noun \ˈbi-gət\
: a person who strongly and unfairly dislikes other people, ideas, etc. : a bigoted person; especially : a person who hates or refuses to accept the members of a particular group (such as a racial or religious group).
You are a bigot. X posted several comments from additional threads which clearly demonstrate your bigotry and prejudice. But...you have friends that are cops.
Your words. Your source and definitions.
That you clearly are incapable of understanding...Your words. Your source and definitions.
Sure... good excuse, coward who still hasn't manned up.run away...drive on an hour and a half commute...same thing
You probably spent that hour looking for and FAILING to find actual bigoted remarks by me...
"Deputy Chief Ed Tomba said one officer fired twice after the boy pulled the fake weapon — which was lacking the orange safety indicator usually found on the muzzle — from his waistband but had not pointed it at police. The boy did not make any verbal threats, but grabbed the replica handgun after being told to raise his hands, Deputy Chief Tomba said."
Read more at Cleveland boy with fake pistol killed by police - Toledo Blade
Like I said, he could have just been getting it to show that it was not a real gun... the officer fired though. This officer shooting is a difficult one, in all honesty. After thinking about it I am not sure that he did the wrong thing... this is just happening too often and police shootings need to be addressed.
Now, it was not a real gun and an innocent kid was shot and killed. Acknowledged?