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And for all the daisies and lollipops...you arent talking about an innocent citizen responsibly carrying a weapon in a legal open carry manner. You are talking about a criminal that has been seen on videotape threatening and terrorizing citizens in a park with a drawn weapon. Your refusal to present the situation honestly fully exposes your bias.
[QUOTE=Montecresto;1064712821]Suppose, as some here have suggested, the cops would have called to the youth from a distance with their loud speaker telling him to drop the gun or, whatever ultimatum they wanted to affix to it, and he had dropped it on the ground and stepped back away from it an acceptable distance? This child would still be with us, and would have learned one hell of a lesson. Speak to that CC.[/QU
I agree....most cops would have done that for safety. They rolled up so close, they could have been shot if this was a true loony gunman. The cop that shot him had a horrible record with his previous PD and should have never been hired to work that location where Tamir was shot. He was shaking in his shoes and hyped up by the 911 call. The cop cried during his gun range training....immature and unstable. Check out this article:
Cleveland officer who killed Tamir Rice had been deemed unfit for duty - LA Times