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    Re: Cop Pulls Gun On Kids Building Tree Fort

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    ... So what you're saying is that 11 year old black kids... don't have a right to use the same tools used by 11 year olds around the country... without looking suspicious to cops? Lol.
    That county has a crime problem, violent crime is 2x greater than the mean for the entire state of Georgia, so I'm OK with cops being aware of the fact that they operate in a location with higher than normal levels of violence.

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    Re: Cop Pulls Gun On Kids Building Tree Fort

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    You tell me what kind of investigation should be done. It ought to take 30 minutes tops. Testimony from officer involved. Testimony from the kids. Testimony from any witnesses. I'd guess there were none. You can't destroy an officer's career simply on the testimony of a couple of (possibly) overly-dramatic kids.

    "I unholstered my weapon and held it at my side until I knew what was going on." Sans any other independent witnesses or perhaps previously inappropriate conduct by the officer, if we don't take the word of the copper, we might as well close down the force.
    In my town those investigations routinely take two years to do.

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    Re: Cop Pulls Gun On Kids Building Tree Fort

    Quote Originally Posted by Hard Truth View Post
    I don't want to judge the case without all the facts...but the photo suggests that it may have been because he's a black kid, who are more likely to stopped by police, more likely to be abused, more likely to be shot, more likely to be arrested, and more likely to get a stiffer sentence.
    What race were the officers involved?

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    Re: Cop Pulls Gun On Kids Building Tree Fort

    Quote Originally Posted by Hard Truth View Post
    In my town those investigations routinely take two years to do.
    And that's baloney all by itself.

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    Re: Cop Pulls Gun On Kids Building Tree Fort

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    I always personally felt that American police go for the gun way to quickly. I have seen them operate first hand and was always suprised by the automatic hand movements to their weapon at the slight hint of trouble (even if it wasn't directed at them). A good police officer should always be able to diffuse any situation using his words and body movements, the gun should be used only as a last resort or if the officer is in immediate danger.
    That is not the American way.


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    Re: Cop Pulls Gun On Kids Building Tree Fort

    Quote Originally Posted by RiverDad View Post
    That county has a crime problem, violent crime is 2x greater than the mean for the entire state of Georgia, so I'm OK with cops being aware of the fact that they operate in a location with higher than normal levels of violence.
    That's not what I asked you. I asked you if cops should feel threatened specifically by 11 year old boys using tools to build a tree house?
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    Re: Cop Pulls Gun On Kids Building Tree Fort

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    Is that how you drew the conclusion that they were destroying someone else's property?
    Did the tree belong to the boy's family?

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    Re: Cop Pulls Gun On Kids Building Tree Fort

    It is way past time we made this the nationwide standard....


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    it would put a stop to the BS on both sides...

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    Re: Cop Pulls Gun On Kids Building Tree Fort

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    That's not what I asked you. I asked you if cops should feel threatened specifically by 11 year old boys using tools to build a tree house?
    Show me evidence that the cops knew that they were responding to a complaint involving 11 year old boys building a tree house. We all know this after the fact, so do the cops now. Back seat driving isn't a good method of analysis.

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    Re: Cop Pulls Gun On Kids Building Tree Fort

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    Spoken by someone that has clearly never done the job.
    Have you? And if so, did you shoot everybody?


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    This issue has been plowed more times than Paris Hilton.
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    Too bad we have to observe human rights.

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