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.
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.
“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.