That's not why the cops were there.making it out to a race thing is not going to bring that boy back.
but what was the cop supposed to do... get close enough to see that it wasnt a real gun and get shot?
You do understand, don't you, that if the cop had gotten close enough to see that it was not a real gun he would not have been shot.
I'm not necessarily faulting the cops. This was clearly a tragic accident. However, the police officers inserted themselves into this situation. No crime was committed by these kids.
I wasn't there and didn't see what happened, my information is limited to what is in this story, but the people on this thread who attempted to cast blame on the kids or their parents are off base.
How was the cop supposed to know that? It's so easy to sit back after the fact and say, well, just get really, really, really close to the suspicious-acting person waving a gun, and check and see if it's real first. But you'd have a lot more dead cops that way.