Teen charged with shooting at police ...

Teen charged with shooting at police officer

There are 27 comments on the Akron Beacon Journal story from Apr 14, 2008, titled Teen charged with shooting at police officer. In it, Akron Beacon Journal reports that:

A teen sits in the Summit County Jail on charges of allegedly shooting at Akron police late Sunday night.

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Huh

Shelby, OH

#26 Apr 14, 2008
Concerned Citizen wrote:
Give me a break. He is a teen by definition, but the way the word "teen" is used in this article is definitely used to infer that this "teen" = "A poor misguided young soul who strayed from the righteous path and was fortunately spared his life by the brutal police".
When I first saw the headline I assumed they were referring to a juvenile, as most readers probably did.
Another writer above said "...an officer was killed in this same situation..." - Many, many officers have been killed in similar situations and thank God it wasn't one from Akron this time. Praise the Akron Police Department officers at the scene for their courage under fire in yet another deadly force situation by a loser who has no value for human life, to include his own.
Well said. It never ceases to amaze me, the contempt this paper has for police officers, and the love it has for the people who try to kill them.
Pay your hood taxes

Canton, OH

#27 Apr 14, 2008
I guess it's safe to say that the teen couldn't keep a steady hand while shooting..
Black and Proud

United States

#28 Apr 14, 2008
Hmmm
lets see there was the lady from Wooster who robbed a gas station and now a shooter from Rootstown what is going on here Akron has a enought thugs wwe don't need no imports.

“STR8 IG-NANT”

Since: Jan 08

WRONG SIDE OF THE TRACKS

#29 Apr 15, 2008
Cloverine Fleetwood wrote:
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Your comments about Mr. Chancellor's article are not well taken. First of all, a 19 year old is a teen. I am surprised that you did not note the "teen" in "nineteen". I think most readers are aware that a person can a teen and adult simultaneously. Second, in the United States, a person charged is always an alleged perpetrator. I am also surprised that you are unafamiliar with the innocent-until-proven-guilty principle. I do regret that the word "allegedly" nauseates you because I am sure it will continue to be used.
Sadly, you mistake accurately describing a person's age and supporting the Consitution as some kind of advocacy for wrongdoing. If you do not like our country, you can alway go to a more totalitarian one where guilt is presumed before a fair trial.
i see what you are saying and totally agree. everything in it is factual. why are you getting beat up over this? 19=teen, althought th connotation might lead one to believe juvenile, your point is well take. alleged- what every criminal is at this stage of the game. has he even been arraigned yet? with all that said this guy is a POS and needs to get at least 30 yrs. please SBW do not fudge this one up!!

“Rolling Stones Gather Momentum”

Since: Feb 08

Mogadore, OH

#32 Apr 16, 2008
Cloverine is exactly right, but I do agree the use of "Teen-" is somewhat misleading. I'll bet most folks visualize someone closer to 15 than to 20. Why not just "Nineteen-Year-Old... "?
But let's not assume guilt, either. It's "innocent till proven guilty," not the other way around. This young man is allegedly the perp at this point. I think there are also legal reasons to use "alleged" in stories like this. Having said all this, if shell casings don't get switched around and evidence helps convict him, put him away for a LONG time!
He is done

Kent, OH

#33 Apr 16, 2008
The defense attorney is going to be begging the prosecutor for a plea on this one. This guy has to be tried on his other crimes in Kent first. If he is convicted on both incidents, he will be in prison for life.
Enough already

United States

#34 Apr 16, 2008
Cloverine Fleetwood wrote:
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Your comments about Mr. Chancellor's article are not well taken. First of all, a 19 year old is a teen. I am surprised that you did not note the "teen" in "nineteen". I think most readers are aware that a person can a teen and adult simultaneously. Second, in the United States, a person charged is always an alleged perpetrator. I am also surprised that you are unafamiliar with the innocent-until-proven-guilty principle.
Stop being pedantic. There's medication for all you anal-retentive types.

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