I was an officer.
If it was an adult, and I had any doubt, I'd shoot.
A 12yo, I'd try to give the benefit of the doubt as long as possible... yes even if it meant taking a greater risk that I might get shot.
Call me crazy, but I would have hated myself forever if I'd shot a 12yo with a toy gun. Even if he did act stupid.
Fiddling While Rome Burns
Carthago Delenda Est
"I used to roll the dice; see the fear in my enemies' eyes... listen as the crowd would sing, 'now the old king is dead, Long Live the King.'.."
What kind of moron calls 911 to report a kid playing with what he believes to be a toy? I hope that dip**** can sleep at night. I know I wouldn't be able to.
“The most important single central fact about a free market is that no exchange takes place unless both parties benefit.” - Milton Friedman
"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)
“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists to adapt the world to himself.
Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman