Sunday, November 23, 2014

Cleveland Police Shoot And Kill 12 Year Old With Toy Gun

Alan: Conservative gun evangelists are cruel, increasingly unhinged people.
The hair-raising horror in all this is that the nation's "Official Story" normalizes the carnage; assumes that this blood must be spilled; supposes that people are fools if they do not arm themselves to the teeth; if they do not shoot-to-kill. 
And shoot-to-kill simply on suspicion.

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Alan: A few years ago, New York City police fired more bullets in a single shootout with a lone suspect than were shot by all police officers in the nation of Germany over the course of the year.

12-year-old brandishing fake gun is shot and killed by Cleveland police officer

A 12 year-old boy was shot and killed by a Cleveland, Ohio, police officer Saturday afternoon after he ignored orders to raise his hands, and, instead, pulled a plastic gun from his waistband.

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According to, officers were responding to 911 calls about a person waving a gun in a city park when they came upon the boy.

He was told to raise his hands, according to the deputy chief of police, but, instead, pulled the gun from his waistband. An officer fired twice hitting the boy.

The boy had not pointed the weapon nor made any verbal threats toward officers, according to reports.

The gun did not have an orange safety indicator on the muzzle, signifying that it was a fake, police say.

According to an Associated Press story, a 911 caller said the boy was pulling the gun in and out of his pants. "I don't know if it's real or not," the caller said.

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