Cali Cops shoot unarmed 16 y.o.--racist?

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  1. IanC
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    Family Expresses Anger At Police During Vigil For Fatally Shot Teenager - News Story - KTVU San Francisco

    interesting case. unless the kid was shot in the back I would presume the shooting was justified.

    I wonder if the dead kid was an honour student before he joined the gang, hijacked the car, shot at the occupants, crashed the car and fled from the police.
     
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    how is this racist.....
     
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    you don't buy into 'cops are racist every time they shoot a black male' scenario? personally I think the cops might be black simply because they weren't identified as white.
     
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    Aren't all white cops racist? I thought everyone knew this. :)
     
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    No, not racist.
    Since, according to the article, it has been accepted that the individual in question did steal a car at gunpoint and that shots had been fired the police had reason to suspect the target had a gun.
    Perhaps they fired in haste.
    Perhaps the boy would one day be a productive member of society had they held their fire.
    But in this case it seems they acted with due reason - human reaction time is considered to be around 0.25 seconds. Waiting to determine if the boy was readying a gun may have had lethal consequences for one or both officers as he might have shot before they could react.

    Probable scenario - the suspect forgot he left the gun in the car and was attempting to dissuade pursuit with a couple of shots.
     
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    Yeah, I'm not getting that either. :eusa_think:
     
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    No that's just what minorities and self-hating white lefty looney libs would like us all to buy into.

    Shame, shame on them! :eusa_naughty:
     
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    The kid should have had a gun.
     

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