FBI to investigate shooting of Calif....

FBI to investigate shooting of Calif. 13-year-old

There are 12 comments on the KLAS-TV Las Vegas story from Oct 27, 2013, titled FBI to investigate shooting of Calif. 13-year-old. In it, KLAS-TV Las Vegas reports that:

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is conducting an independent investigation of the fatal shooting of a popular 13-year-old boy by a sheriff's deputy in Northern California.

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Since: Jan 09

Central NJ

#1 Oct 27, 2013
These things never happened when I was young. If a cop saw a person with a gun they just waved to them. It's because of police paranoia regarding anyone with a gun. It is time to disarm police or greatly reduce their armament and their capacity and willingness to kill the same people that they're sworn to protect.
Regards, Terri

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#2 Oct 27, 2013
Gotta be impossible for Police, these days....that gun look's real as hell....Do the cops have to take a bullet first, just to determine whether the teen is pointing a real or fake gun at them? How about parents that act responsively and not allow teens to own real looking, toy guns?....

Since: Feb 07

Location hidden

#3 Oct 27, 2013
Write the cause of death.
SUICIDE by COP, and get on with it.
Cordwainer Trout

Campbellsville, KY

#4 Oct 27, 2013
Officer could have stayed behind his door, as his partner did. Had he done so, shooting would have been unnecessary. Partner did not shoot at all. Being in the open for any reason was stupid on its face. Ten seconds from first call to shooting is too little time to properly judge the situation. No claims have been made that teen was menacing anyone, nor acting strangely in any way. Thus, officer was stopping and commanding simply to establish authority, which is not enough reason for a deadly shooting. The non-lethal nature of the "gun" could have been established with just a bit more time. Seven shots to the boy's torso shows intent to kill, not disable, even that being unnecessary. The cop should be charged with voluntary manslaughter.
TAK

Lancaster, PA

#5 Oct 27, 2013
The cop did his job he has no idea this kid is carrying a look alike AK47 pellet gun and also a look alike toy pistol in his waistband. All he had to do was comply with police orders which he failed to do and unfortunately it cost the young man his life. Look alike weapons like these are used in robberies all the time. And the law is clear, when look alike weapons are used in a crime, they are charged with a weapons charge as well as whatever other charges they get. A cop is not supposed to be shot at to return fire. When directed the kid should have put the gun down, and then the cops could examine and deal with this another way.

If a man , woman , or child walked into a elementry school with a fake semi automatic rifle or gun and there was a law enforcement person there , that person would have been killed and the public would hail the quick thinking of the officer. These pellet guns and blank guns are very realistic, they are not be be carried around like this on the streets, unless your looking for a problem.
TAK

Lancaster, PA

#6 Oct 27, 2013
Also a pellet rifle like this can kill someone, these guns are powerful.
TAK

Lancaster, PA

#7 Oct 27, 2013
TAK wrote:
The cop did his job he has no idea this kid is carrying a look alike AK47 pellet gun and also a look alike toy pistol in his waistband. All he had to do was comply with police orders which he failed to do and unfortunately it cost the young man his life. Look alike weapons like these are used in robberies all the time. And the law is clear, when look alike weapons are used in a crime, they are charged with a weapons charge as well as whatever other charges they get. A cop is not supposed to be shot at to return fire. When directed the kid should have put the gun down, and then the cops could examine and deal with this another way.
If a man , woman , or child walked into a elementry school with a fake semi automatic rifle or gun and there was a law enforcement person there , that person would have been killed and the public would hail the quick thinking of the officer. These pellet guns and blank guns are very realistic, they are not be be carried around like this on the streets, unless your looking for a problem.
http://www.budk.com/product/Kalashnikov-AK47-...
Cordwainer Trout

Campbellsville, KY

#8 Oct 27, 2013
Count ten seconds and consider part of those ten seconds was the call to base, stopping the car, opening the car door, communicating to the partner, going past the car door, unholstering a weapon and approaching the kid in the open. The cop was clearly overreacting to a non-threatening situation, proven by the fact his partner fired no shots.
Akim Von Sigurd

Metterich, Germany

#9 Oct 27, 2013
Too bad !!!!
the Mexican punk should not be playing with such replicas in public.

One less on welfare.

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#10 Oct 27, 2013
Cordwainer Trout wrote:
Officer could have stayed behind his door, as his partner did. Had he done so, shooting would have been unnecessary. Partner did not shoot at all. Being in the open for any reason was stupid on its face. Ten seconds from first call to shooting is too little time to properly judge the situation. No claims have been made that teen was menacing anyone, nor acting strangely in any way. Thus, officer was stopping and commanding simply to establish authority, which is not enough reason for a deadly shooting. The non-lethal nature of the "gun" could have been established with just a bit more time. Seven shots to the boy's torso shows intent to kill, not disable, even that being unnecessary. The cop should be charged with voluntary manslaughter.
Gadzooks! I actually agree with you! Where did I go wrong?

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#11 Oct 27, 2013
Akim Von Sigurd wrote:
Too bad !!!!
the Mexican punk should not be playing with such replicas in public.
One less on welfare.
Here are your orders, Herr Akim. Go to the window, open it, and plunge to your death.

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#12 Oct 28, 2013
Cordwainer Trout wrote:
Count ten seconds and consider part of those ten seconds was the call to base, stopping the car, opening the car door, communicating to the partner, going past the car door, unholstering a weapon and approaching the kid in the open. The cop was clearly overreacting to a non-threatening situation, proven by the fact his partner fired no shots.
Since you weren't there....don't be shy in accusing the police of misconduct.....geez.....guess his parent's bear no responsibility, as usual?

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