Finally, Officer Jason Van Dyke charged in June, trial begins next week


#122

Cop are actually more likely to shoot white people as found by a Harvard study done by a black professor. https://scholar.harvard.edu/files/fryer/files/fryer_police_aer.pdf

Oh the tears of the PC babies nationwide though when this study came out two years ago as it didn’t fit their worldview.


#123

Why exactly was a 12 year old who was the height & weight of the average adult male allowed to play with even a toy gun in a public park?

This kid wasn’t a sweet little boy in the pre & grammar school years making the shape of a gun with his fingers, but a middle schooler the size of an adult, & many don’t know much about firearms.

For those wanting to make race an issue, I’d note the height & make the comparison to an adult if Tamir Rice was white or from any other group.


#124

I’m actually get involved. So no.


#125

Children are children all throughout this world and should be protected. Adults do not “have” to shoot children. They choose to. They need to slow down and assess the situation before shooting instead of having this “fear” they report having and use as a legal defense.

And no, I wouldn’t do the same thing. Never in a million years.


#126

If these decisions cannot be made they don’t belong in law enforcement. Just admit that the real problem is the lack of respect for human life. Kill, kill, kill, that’s always their solution when it is needless.


#127

Keep rationalizing. Did you ever shed a tear for this boy?


#128

You ever had a gun pointed at you?


#129

Yes. Are we playing 20 questions?


#130

Did the age of the person, especially someone around the size of an adult, ever enter into your thought process?


#131

It was a cop, so no. But if it was a child and if I also had a gun, I would not kill him or her. It’s fine if you don’t believe that.


#132

What if you didn’t know? Tamir Rice was 5 foot 9, 190 pounds. He was only slightly smaller than I am and I’m 29 years old.


#133

12 years old - a 12 year old child - think about that for a while. Then imaging he was white.


#134

What kind of sheltered neighborhood did you grow up in? At around the same age my friends and I had pellet guns that were very real looking replicas.They even had clips to load. We carried those guns around all over the place and shot at targets in the woods. We also had large replica Rambo knives that we bought from the flea market (the things they used to sell kids back then lol). I’m just glad there were no cowardly trigger-happy cops blasting first and asking questions later.


#135

Yes. I’m sorry the kid lost his life.

But a 12 year old old needs parental guidance, and a kid this big being allowed to play with such a toy isn’t it.


#136

The kids in my “sheltered neighborhood”, which was on a rural area, had outgrown toy guns at 12. And they wouldn’t have been playing with one around a police officer.


#137

So the kid was just too big. That’s the whole problem here. LOL.


#138

Why can’t they play cowboys and Indians or some other silly childhood game around officer friendly without the fear of officer friendly getting scared and shooting them?


#139

Did anyone imaging that he was white yet?


#140

Yep. Same results. Suicide by cop.


#141

His size gave him the appearance of an adult.

I’ve known men who reached close to average adult height in the early teens, & managed to get jobs before it’s even legal with a parent signed permit. No one even asked their age.