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Offline thaiga

US police kill boy waving replica gun
« on: November 24, 2014, 06:18:19 PM »
WASHINGTON - Police in the US city of Cleveland shot and killed a 12-year-old boy waving around what turned out to be a toy gun at a playground, officials and reports said Sunday.

The shooting of the African American boy in Ohio comes amid high racial tensions in the United States, with a grand jury set to announce whether a white policeman will be indicted for the fatal shooting in August of an unarmed black teenager in the St Louis suburb of Ferguson in Missouri.

Ohio was also the scene of another fatal shooting in August, when police responding to a 911 call shot and killed a black man, John Crawford, in a Walmart store while he was carrying a toy gun sold there.

In this latest incident, officers called to the scene Saturday fired at the boy twice, hitting him at least once in the stomach, after reports that he was pointing a gun at people.

The boy, identified by the county medical examiner's office as Tamir R, died early Sunday, local newspaper The Plain Dealer reported.

One of the police officers was in his first year in the force, it said.

Audio released of a 911 call made to police records the caller saying the gun was "probably fake."

Both officers have been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation, as is standard in such cases, Cleveland police said in a statement.

"Upon arrival on scene, officers located the suspect and advised him to raise his hands," the statement said.

"The suspect did not comply with the officers' orders and reached to his waistband for the gun.

"Shots were fired and the suspect was struck in the torso."

It added: "Further information reveals that the weapon which the 12-year-old suspect was in possession of is an 'airsoft' type replica gun resembling a semi-automatic pistol, with the orange safety indicator removed."

Reports said surveillance footage from the playground was being used in the investigation.

In response to Saturday's shooting and the one that killed Crawford in August, state lawmaker Alicia Reese announced Sunday she would introduce a bill to require all toy guns to be brightly colored or have prominent fluorescent stripes.

"The shooting of John Crawford III devastated many people in our community and left us looking for answers," Reece said.

"This bill is but one small step in addressing this tragedy and helping to prevent future deadly confrontations with someone who clearly presents little to no immediate threat or danger.

"With Saturday’s deadly shooting of a 12-year-old in Cleveland, it is becoming crystal clear that we need this law in Ohio," she added.

Brown's shooting in Ferguson over the summer led to weeks of violence in the St. Louis suburb of 21,000, which has an African-American majority and an overwhelmingly white police department and town government.

The death prompted a nationwide discussion about race and led to a Department of Justice probe into the Ferguson police department.

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Offline Johnnie F.

Re: US police kill boy waving replica gun
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2014, 08:01:45 PM »
Disgusting, that they let young children play with those  guns as a toy, endangering them to be shot by trigger-happy cops!
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Offline thaiga

Re: US police kill boy waving replica gun
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2014, 08:43:30 PM »
It was on thai news ch 7 this evening.

Police shoots 12 year old Boy with BB Gun in Playground
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Offline Johnnie F.

Re: US police kill boy waving replica gun
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2014, 05:13:30 PM »
Police published a video of the shooting:

Tamir Rice Shooting: VIDEO Cleveland Cop Shoot 12 Year-Old Tamir Rice Shooting Video


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Re: US police kill boy waving replica gun
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2014, 03:32:50 PM »
Need the police say more?  I would have done the same thing...shoot his ass.  How are the police supposed to know the gun wasn't real? Is anyone here willing to put their life on the line and assume this idiot wasn't waving a real gun? .....not to mention the postures he took when waving it, pointing it at people etc.  He knew the risk and now he paid for it with his life. 
 

Offline Johnnie F.

Re: US police kill boy waving replica gun
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2014, 05:17:34 PM »
How are the police supposed to know the gun wasn't real?

They were expressively told by the 911-caller, that it likely was a kid playing with a toy-gun. But it wasn't passed on to the guy who shot.

A 12-year-old playing with a toy given to him by adults can hardly understand that playing with that toy can cost his life. Blame the adults who gave him that toy. The boy himself was just imbecile in that respect. As I said:

Disgusting, that they let young children play with those  guns as a toy, endangering them to be shot by trigger-happy cops!


America has a severe gun-problem. Guns in the hands of imbeciles! Cops who shoot too fast and too often, killing instead of just disabling, in that respect I count as imbeciles, too!

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Offline Al

Re: US police kill boy waving replica gun
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2014, 05:53:28 PM »
". . . endangering them to be shot by trigger-happy cops!"

". . . killing instead of just disabling."

Don't worry because after all the 911 call said it was a toy gun.

You calling others imbeciles is like the pot calling the kettle black.
 

Offline Johnnie F.

Re: US police kill boy waving replica gun
« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2014, 06:04:04 PM »
You calling others imbeciles is like the pot calling the kettle black.

Thanks for the compliment, Al!
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