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To: DCBryan1
by running from cops and pointing guns (later found to be fake) at cops?

Did you read the story? They weren't running from cops and pointing guns. They were horsing around in an apartment complex parking lot, one of them had a toy gun. The cops jumped out of their car and drew down on two kids who were playing ... playing, not pointing toy guns at the cops or running from the cops ...

I'm not faulting the cops, necessarily, but to criticize this kid or his family because he was outside playing is foolish.

12 years old is not too young to be outside playing at 10 p.m. on a Friday night in the summer when you're spending the night at your cousin's house.

Read the story, it doesn't support your claim that they were "running from cops and pointing guns"

Kids play with toy guns, they yell when they're outside. There's nothing wrong with it ... unless you're one of those who thinks toy guns should be banned.

11 posted on 06/24/2007 9:53:20 AM PDT by SittinYonder (Ic ■Št gehate, ■Št ic heonon nelle fleon fotes trym, ac wille fur­or gan)
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To: SittinYonder

According to local news in Memphis the police were on stake out for drug dealers...kid was told repeatedly to put the item in his hand down and he ignore the policeman’s order. When he aimed at them they opened fire. A tragic situation all around.


28 posted on 06/24/2007 11:30:00 AM PDT by GailA (I'm a quilt-a-holic and proud of it. Run Fred Run!)
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To: SittinYonder

“Kids play with toy guns, they yell when they’re outside. There’s nothing wrong with it ...”

Run around my neighborhood yelling and playing “guns” at 10 PM and I’m calling the cops.


33 posted on 06/24/2007 1:37:18 PM PDT by L98Fiero (A fool who'll waste his life, God rest his guts.)
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To: SittinYonder
I'm not faulting the cops, necessarily, but to criticize this kid or his family because he was outside playing is foolish.

12 years old is not too young to be outside playing at 10 p.m. on a Friday night in the summer when you're spending the night at your cousin's house.


Sez who? 12 years old is certainly too young to be outside unsupervised in my family and was in the family I grew up in.
34 posted on 06/24/2007 2:21:27 PM PDT by Mad Dawg (Oh Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.)
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