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    Re: Cop Pulls Gun On Kids Building Tree Fort

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    no need to-under 42 US sec 1983, the cop can be sued in his INDIVIDUAL capacity for a constitutional tort of violating the child's rights under color of state law and the employing agency can also be sued for its "servant's" actions
    What right, privilege or immunity is the kid being deprived of?

    I'm all for taking misbehaving public servants to task but I'm not sure what rights were actually violated. Or maybe I'm just not sufficiently creative
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    Re: Cop Pulls Gun On Kids Building Tree Fort

    Quote Originally Posted by Gaius46 View Post
    What right, privilege or immunity is the kid being deprived of?

    I'm all for taking misbehaving public servants to task but I'm not sure what rights were actually violated. Or maybe I'm just not sufficiently creative
    aggravated menacing, intentional infliction of emotional distress are the first two that come to mind.



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    Cop Pulls Gun On Kids Building Tree Fort

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    No, I am just not ready to roll the cop under the bus is all. You seem to feel he is in the wrong. Period, no other way it went down.
    And you are immediately running to the cops defense.

    That makes both of you wrong.
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    Re: Cop Pulls Gun On Kids Building Tree Fort

    Quote Originally Posted by TeleKat View Post
    Absolutely disgusting. There is no valid justification for pulling a gun on an 11 year old building a tree fort.

    Cop Pulls Gun On Kids Building A Tree Fort (VIDEO) | The Libertarian Republic

    11-year-old building tree fort says officer pulled gun on him,... | www.wsbtv.com
    There's gotta be more to this. Even for a "cop out of control" story this doesn't make any sense.

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    Re: Cop Pulls Gun On Kids Building Tree Fort

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    Hard to say, seems we are only getting one side of the story.
    Was the gun "drawn and aimed" or just at his side in his hand?
    Yeah, that would make it OK. Every day you read about 11 year old kids shooting cops from tree forts.
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    Re: Cop Pulls Gun On Kids Building Tree Fort

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Not enough information about this incident to call it. Here's a photo of the kid . . . could be the cop thought the kids were older:



    He was responding to a vandalism complaint. Maybe that's where his head was. Did he point it at them and threaten them with it? I've had an officer unholster his weapon on me. Drew his gun and held it down at his side until he understood what was happening. I didn't think much about it. 'Course to a kid, I'd imagine it'd be scary, exciting and a good story to tell.

    I'd also remind people that young kids have guns in some neighborhoods.

    Long and short of it is that, without video evidence to see exactly what happened, it's hard to crucify the cop.

    That's the only explanation that is needed. Black kid, white cop. The kid is lucky he wasn't shot.
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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.
    Because, as we know, cops never lie.
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    Re: Cop Pulls Gun On Kids Building Tree Fort

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    Curious, where is dad in this? Hmmmm
    Who cares? It's irrelevant.
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    Re: Cop Pulls Gun On Kids Building Tree Fort

    Quote Originally Posted by TeleKat View Post
    Um, no. It is you who has "moved the goalposts." I am trying to figure out what the hell his father has to do with the topic at hand. You, for whatever reason, don't wish to tell me and are now attempting to flip the table on me to deflect.

    So I'll ask for the third and final time, what does his father have to do with the topic at hand?
    Good luck getting an answer from him. He doesn't answer questions that confuse him.
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    Re: Cop Pulls Gun On Kids Building Tree Fort

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    Curious, where is dad in this? Hmmmm
    Trying desperately to race bait?


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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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