Tamir Rice

A 12-year-old Cleveland boy died one day after he was shot by a police officer who responded to a call about a boy pointing a gun at a playground. The man who called 911 told the dispatcher that the gun was "probably fake" and it was scaring everyone. But the dispatcher did not pass that information on to responding officers.

Tamir Rice

Tamir Rice died Sunday morning of a gunshot wound to the abdomen. His shooting death raised questions about why police shot the child rather than tase him with a stun gun.

From NBCNews:

A man who called 911 told dispatchers the boy was on a swing set and pointing a pistol that was "probably fake" and scaring everyone — but officers weren't told the caller thought the gun might not be real, the president of the Cleveland Police Patrolmen's Association told The Associated Press.

Tamir's father, Gregory Henderson, questioned why police chose to open fire instead of use a stun gun on his son. "Why not tase him? You shot him twice, not once, and at the end of the day you all don't shoot for the legs, you shoot for the upper body," Henderson told the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Tamir — who was shot in the torso — died of his wounds on Sunday morning.

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    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      :facepalm:

    • Blanche Devereaux

      Not today Jesus... Not today :nun:

    • inter_loop

      These cops don't care. But if your child was at a playground with another kid carrying what appears to be a real gun what would you do?

      Here's something to think about...

      Cop to dying Chicago teen: Who shot you?

      Teen: I know, but I'm not telling you...

    • http://www.ashland86.com TheRealAshland

      They killed a baby,.. These cops ,.. Omg

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybcNSoh8vI4 VDot

      :( He was such a handsome young man. :pray: for that family!

    • Crickett

      Where is the God for black boys?

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nAbQogbMOk Buttercup

      :wail:

    • inter_loop

      I'll say it again as before. All this protesting and rioting and these news conferences won't mean a thing. We don't, and can't compete. White cops are shooting guns made by white people and they're protected by their established organization. How do we compare? So does my nuclear bomb theory make sense now, people?

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nAbQogbMOk Buttercup

      So does my nuclear bomb theory make sense now, people?
      ============
      :no: How are you going to bomb them without having casualties of people of color. And lets not start the generations that are affected by nuclear warfare.

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybcNSoh8vI4 VDot

      I really want inter to shut the fukk up :yes: :thinking: How do I phrase that politely?

    • luVn_liFe…

      Crickett says:Where is the God for black boys?
      ~~~
      :nun: Say That! What a SHAME :no:

      ~~
      ~~
      So does my nuclear bomb theory make sense now, people?
      :smack:

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      Crickett says:

      Where is the God for black boys?
      ________________

      Don't you dare :nono:

    • http://youtu.be/dXBaJfVr9us MisTaken: Loyal reader :champ: and your pastor’s #1 prayer warrior :pray:

      I have been trying to do more research on this one before I just commented. The young man on the playground pointing a toy gun was of course not a smart move. Not disputing that. What I am confused about is how a lot of other lighter hued people can have CONFIRMED weapons and guns and fight or lunge at the police and they don’t get fatally wounded. They get shot to disarm them. I know someone will say police are supposed to shoot to kill.. ok so then the other cops didn’t do their jobs? :no: Either way something about this seems like based on the scene and the way it was set up the cops said oh a black kid on a playground with a gun…. Shoot him. I just … I … :no: I guess when the other kids got their camouflage and shotguns out and on they need to be shot too :yes:

    • Matchsticks

      This story is so sad all around. I read an article this morning about how police were surveyed with how they perceived people and there was a disproportionate amount of blacks who were automatically deemed suspicious, but the kicker was that cops typically age them by about 5 years as well. Meaning a ten-year-old black boy might be viewed as a teenager...but a white child is seen as less suspicious and more of "kids just being kids" ...makes me wonder how this would have been handled if this baby had a different hue...

      I definitely think Trayvon Martin and Mike Brown were probably both perceived as grown men...

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkcCHR-7FNA Man, I just don’t care™

      The toy gun wasn't even POINTED AT THE COP!

      He killed this kid for "reaching into his waist band" even though he was already told that the gun was fake. This isn't "reasonable" to anyone with common sense. It also means he had his gun unholstered on the PLAYGROUND prior to even speaking to the kid... who he was told had a TOY gun!

      :facepalm:

    • Unshakable

      First, i offer my condolences to the family for the seemingly inexplicable pain they are going through.

      What race was the police officer? It doesn't change the outcome, but amidst the nationwide tension due to our Black males becoming an extinct species, I thought I would ask.

    • Matchsticks

      What I am confused about is how a lot of other lighter hued people can have CONFIRMED weapons and guns and fight or lunge at the police and they don’t get fatally wounded.
      __________

      we were on the same wavelength! :thumbsup:

    • SOTHERNGRL

      I know this is a stupid question but I am soooooooo serious when I ask it Ummmmmm do the police not believe in wounding a person anymore? Is it because dead men tell no tales or what? I have never heard of so many police related killings.

    • Nefertiti, edges kinky.

      Just senseless. Police are not smart. Once we understand that depts intentionally higher MARGINALLY smart ppl :facepalm:

      Lord Have Some Mercy!

    • Nefertiti, edges kinky.

      Like thisclose to engaging.. :blink:

    • Matchsticks

      Man, I just don't care™ says:

      The toy gun wasn’t even POINTED AT THE COP!
      He killed this kid for “reaching into his waist band” even though he was already told that the gun was fake. This isn’t “reasonable” to anyone with common sense. It also means he had his gun unholstered on the PLAYGROUND prior to even speaking to the kid… who he was told had a TOY gun!
      :facepalm:
      ____________

      Yes you're correct...the department confirmed that there wasn't even a verbal altercation...meaning these cops just shot this boy without any warnings being given...the boy probably was reaching for it to show them that it wasn't real...

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkcCHR-7FNA Man, I just don’t care™

      Like I say, there is no such thing as a good cop.

      This imbecille in Ohio was unleashed on a PLAYGROUND poorly trained and probably with a lower IQ than average.

      A cop in Ohio is required to take 579 hours of training. A licensed COSMETOLOGIST in ohio is required to take 1,500 hours of training!
      :facepalm:

    • http://youtu.be/dXBaJfVr9us MisTaken: Loyal reader :champ: and your pastor’s #1 prayer warrior :pray:

      So does my nuclear bomb theory make sense now, people?
      _______________
      no bish it don't. :wtf: is a nuc going to do right now but kill your space cadet behind when you try to detonate it along with all the other people you are try to minister too? And don't tell me that is not the point because you aren't making one so you are leaving us to infer that you are saying that the nuclear bomb could have kept this situation from happening. If you want to make a point connect all the dots first ROGER!!! OR GO HOME!!! :rules:

    • inter_loop

      lol. It's not about bombing!!!! Gawd dam you simple people!! It's about being competetive! The reason the Cold War was a war-of-words is because both America and Russian were both equally militarily suitble. The reason blacks in America are so easily killed my AUTHORITY is because we're not on their level. You can't change people by protesting. You fight fire with fire! You create leverage. We don't have leverage. What about what I'm saying don't you people understand. Im not shaming my black people!!!!!! I'm trying to get us to see things differently. We're not VALUED. SO the question is How do we create our own value in order to counterbalance all that we're seeing and experiencing?! Where am I going wrong in my explanation?

    • http://youtu.be/dXBaJfVr9us MisTaken: Loyal reader :champ: and your pastor’s #1 prayer warrior :pray:

      Like thisclose to engaging..
      ____________
      i did it :facepalm:

    • Unshakable

      @MisTake,

      Like his father said, why couldn't he have been tased? This unfortunate fatality brings to life so many questions. :wail:

    • free

      SOTHERNGRL says: I know this is a stupid question but I am soooooooo serious when I ask it Ummmmmm do the police not believe in wounding a person anymore?

      ***************************************

      my brother in law is retired police and he says NO. they are trained to shoot to kill.

      the problem comes in analyzing what is a threat and most cops are too fugging lazy or scared to do that part.

      police killings are also at its highest in decades according to CNN.

    • Nefertiti, edges kinky.

      A Kentucky law enforcement official is under fire this week after footage of his deeply racist comments was made public on Tuesday. In September, Southeast Bullitt Fire Chief Julius Hatfield was recorded on a Bullitt County Sheriff deputy’s body camera during a response to a traffic accident, when Hatfield allegedly refused to help a black family while referring to them in derogatory, racist terms.

      “Well, I’ve got a family of four from Cincinnati, I got to do something with,” the Bullitt County deputy says in the footage, which was obtained by WDRB.

      “We ain’t taking no n–gers here,” Hatfield responded, laughing.

      The footage also reveals the fire chief helping the other man involved in the traffic incident, Loren Dicken, who is white. According to WDRB, after Hatfield went out of his way to assist Dicken with a tire issue, the chief also had his firefighters pick the man up from the hospital when he was released.
      __________

      Baybay you stay safe in the "midwest" :no: :sigh:

      #Notallcops
      #firementoo

      :facepalm:

    • free

      Man, I just don't care™ says: This imbecille in Ohio was unleashed on a PLAYGROUND poorly trained and probably with a lower IQ than average.

      ****************

      he is a rookie with less than a year of service.

    • http://youtu.be/dXBaJfVr9us MisTaken: Loyal reader :champ: and your pastor’s #1 prayer warrior :pray:

      a)The reason blacks in America are so easily killed my AUTHORITY is because we’re not on their level.

      b)Gawd dam you simple people!!

      Where am I going wrong in my explanation?
      _______________
      see a and b. why are you trying to explain something to inferior people who will never be on another man's level? :tea:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nAbQogbMOk Buttercup

      I know this is a stupid question but I am soooooooo serious when I ask it Ummmmmm do the police not believe in wounding a person anymore? Is it because dead men tell no tales or what? I have never heard of so many police related killings.
      ============
      I honestly don't know the answer to this question. Daddy Butter was a First Lieutenant in the Army and a police officer after that. He always taught us to shoot to kill along with not pulling that thang out unless you plan to bang.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkcCHR-7FNA Man, I just don’t care™

      lol. It’s not about bombing!!!! Gawd dam you simple people!! It’s about being competetive! The reason the Cold War was a war-of-words is because both America and Russian were both equally militarily suitble. The reason blacks in America are so easily killed my AUTHORITY is because we’re not on their level. You can’t change people by protesting. You fight fire with fire! You create leverage. We don’t have leverage. What about what I’m saying don’t you people understand. Im not shaming my black people!!!!!! I’m trying to get us to see things differently. We’re not VALUED. SO the question is How do we create our own value in order to counterbalance all that we’re seeing and experiencing?! Where am I going wrong in my explanation?
      __________________

      I kinda agree... :facepalm:
      But I been saying we gotta kill them too. :shrugs: It's true.

    • Mystic

      This is extremely sad :crying: That gun look so real! What happen to the way they made guns when I was growing up, plastic and in neon colors! I believe they should ban all toy guns!

    • Unshakable

      That's it! Now I know who this young man reminds me of..... Brother Emmett Till. That's who I thought of when I saw that handsome face.

      Black People...... hug your Black sons. Tell them EVERY DAY how much you love them. At the rate they're being extinguished, you may not get another chance.

    • Nefertiti, edges kinky.

      I definitely think Trayvon Martin and Mike Brown were probably both perceived as grown men…
      _________

      Yeah...the age is about 10 for our boys. Thats when they become threats.

      Its not just police tho. Society in general. Teachers. Other citizens..

    • inter_loop

      It's easy being victims! Easy to say how wronged we are! But where are the arguments on how we stop this!!!! Protesting isn't it.

    • The Pearl!

      inter_loop says:

      These cops don’t care. But if your child was at a playground with another kid carrying what appears to be a real gun what would you do?
      Here’s something to think about…
      Cop to dying Chicago teen: Who shot you?
      Teen: I know, but I’m not telling you…
      _____________
      Loop, but why are you SO dead set against black people? The only examples of ANY damned thing you give show us in the worst possible light. Not to jump on a bandwagon, but you're either a) white; b) a self-hating colored; or c) a damned fool uncle assed tom. Stop it right now! I'm so angry at the all-out war on black males, and all you can do is come up in here with anti black people every-damned-thing out of your mouth. Stop it right now and go somewhere, ANYWHERE and learn to love thyself. You'll feel a lot better and so will I.

    • http://youtu.be/dXBaJfVr9us MisTaken: Loyal reader :champ: and your pastor’s #1 prayer warrior :pray:

      @Man it does go beyond just protesting. Agreed. Because all of the parents of these slain kids are looked to get up there and be like *tight face* don’t riot… Trayvon wouldn’t want this. Then they get accolades from the mainstream media like look at them being so strong in the midst of this pain. MEANWHILE let Becky get shot up by a black cop and oh her parents could F up the ENTIRE police department and all MATT LAUER and them would say is “their rage is certainly justified.” While getting mad and showing out won’t bring their kids back…. Looking noble in front of them won’t either. This is where I am at with it :tea:

    • The Pearl!

      Because quite frankly, @Loop, you're making my ample ass itch.

    • Nefertiti, edges kinky.

      The young man on the playground pointing a toy gun was of course not a smart move.
      ________

      Lets not say this. Dont even give them this narrative! Not an inch! If grown men can open carry in walmart while white :cuss: A child can play with a toy gun at age 12. :no:

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybcNSoh8vI4 VDot

      Baybay you stay safe in the “midwest” ? ?
      ******
      We been knowing the police/firemen/white were racist as fukk. Can't trust these cracker azz crackers :nono: Cincinnati riots of 2001. Cops killing black men ain't nothing new to us :no:

    • free

      Buttercup says: Daddy Butter was a First Lieutenant in the Army and a police officer after that. He always taught us to shoot to kill along with not pulling that thang out unless you plan to bang.

      ***********************

      yep.

    • luVn_liFe…

      inter_loop says:

      lol. It’s not about bombing!!!! Gawd dam you simple people!! It’s about being competetive!
      ~~~
      I DO Not believe the Garden thought YEW meant lit. ER. ally
      build a bomb,but UMMMH Carry ur Skoler Self On.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nAbQogbMOk Buttercup

      lol. It’s not about bombing!!!! Gawd dam you simple people!! It’s about being competetive! The reason the Cold War was a war-of-words is because both America and Russian were both equally militarily suitble. The reason blacks in America are so easily killed my AUTHORITY is because we’re not on their level. You can’t change people by protesting. You fight fire with fire! You create leverage. We don’t have leverage. What about what I’m saying don’t you people understand. Im not shaming my black people!!!!!! I’m trying to get us to see things differently. We’re not VALUED. SO the question is How do we create our own value in order to counterbalance all that we’re seeing and experiencing?! Where am I going wrong in my explanation?
      ============
      EVERYWHERE. "You fight fire with fire!" You say things like this along with we need nuclear bombs to be competitive, but you think that we're the simple ones. I can't follow your thought process. It's illogical, non-cohesive, and just doesn't make sense.

    • http://youtu.be/dXBaJfVr9us MisTaken: Loyal reader :champ: and your pastor’s #1 prayer warrior :pray:

      pearl called him beloved :ghost: lemme go get some lunch since only Missy gave me a hint... which wasn't nothing :rofl: I am going to take my lunch now and post from my laptop in a conf room :hahaha:

    • Nefertiti, edges kinky.

      I believe they should ban all toy guns!
      __________

      :confused: not teach cops to gauge a situation?

    • Unshakable

      @MisTake,

      I agree with your post numma 38. But that being said, since the rules are different for Blacks, how do we fight back? Look how much blood was shed before the Civil Rights Act was passed. Is that what it's coming to?

    • SOTHERNGRL

      Like thisclose to engaging..
      ********************
      :nono: Dont do it. Not worth it at the end of the day.

    • inter_loop

      I never said we'll never be on thier level. I never said we're inferior. I said today, in this time, there is nothing a black man is doing to combat them. So we are not on thier level. We're at the other end of thier crosshairs with our hands up and no weapon in sight. So NO. WE ARE NOT ON THIER LEVEL

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nAbQogbMOk Buttercup

      the problem comes in analyzing what is a threat and most cops are too fugging lazy or scared to do that part.
      =============
      ^^^^This!!! The irrational fear of black people doesn't make it any better...but we live in a Post-Racial 'Murica.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2SQh007k6U missyJ

      @Taken

      :chase: fugg you ubishu I said Rigatoni.. you were clearly supposed to go to Olive Garden :tea:

    • luVn_liFe…

      I believe they should ban all toy guns!
      __________

      :confused: not teach cops to gauge a situation?
      ~~~
      the Path of least resistance is always easiest to most :tea:

    • http://youtu.be/dXBaJfVr9us MisTaken: Loyal reader :champ: and your pastor’s #1 prayer warrior :pray:

      Lets not say this. Dont even give them this narrative! Not an inch! If grown men can open carry in walmart while white :cuss: A child can play with a toy gun at age 12. :no:
      ________________
      i tied it back into when Jim Bob carries his shotgun in camouflage proudly..whats the difference between his toy gun and theirs? It's perceived.
      According to the reports now they said there was no dialogue. Initially they said they told him to put it down and he refused. That's why I said I was waiting to hear more on it because I was like why was he pretending like it was real??? I felt something wasn't totally clean so I waiting to see if more came out. So initially yes I was like holding a toy gun acting like it was real was NOT smart.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8jrHDNQVE&list=HL1365174233 <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

      In the past I have only ALLOWED NEON nerf guns :tea:

      BECAUSE THE PUNK ASS POLICE ARE LOOOKING
      For ANY reason to do just this :yes:

      I know a couple good cops, but I know of way more bad cops... Sad-you gotta live thinking what a bad cop would do :yes: THIS takes a toll on you.

    • Nefertiti, edges kinky.

      it does go beyond just protesting. Agreed. Because all of the parents of these slain kids are looked to get up there and be like *tight face* don’t riot… Trayvon wouldn’t want this. Then they get accolades from the mainstream media like look at them being so strong in the midst of this pain. MEANWHILE let Becky get shot up by a black cop and oh her parents could F up the ENTIRE police department and all MATT LAUER and them would say is “their rage is certainly justified.” While getting mad and showing out won’t bring their kids back…. Looking noble in front of them won’t either. This is where I am at with it

      _______________

      :confused: But we simple cause we dont know the answer is just to emerge ourselves in STEM and create bombs.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8jrHDNQVE&list=HL1365174233 <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

      EYE would advise NONE of my friends to openly carry into NOWHERE, not walmart not shattt! You'll get killed by the police :eek:

    • luVn_liFe…

      Johnny Manziel Involved In Massive Fight Late Friday Night at The 9 in Downtown Cleveland The alleged victim, 33-year-old Sandusky resident Chris Gonos, reported to police that he and his girlfriend spotted Manziel while waiting for an elevator at the high-end apartment complex, where many Cleveland professional athletes live, and professed his love to the rookie quarterback.

      Gonos told police he pointed Manziel out to his girlfriend: "That's Johnny Manziel." Then he approached him.

      According to the report, "at this time victim stated to the unidentified male, 'I'm the biggest Browns fan ever, I love you, I want to give you a hug.'"

      Gonos stepped towards Manziel and was promptly punched in the face, the alleged victim's account to police says, followed by a beat down by Manziel's crew, giving the man a "swollen lip, right eye swollen, red face." A security guard intervened and also was hurt.

    • Nefertiti, edges kinky.

      Cops killing black men ain’t nothing new to us
      _________

      True. Touche so true. :no:

    • inter_loop

      I make perfect sense. I'm just talking to the wrong people.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2SQh007k6U missyJ

      the problem comes in analyzing what is a threat and most cops are too fugging lazy or scared to do that part.

      =======================

      I iz as smahrt, kind, and impotant as the next person, but I don't know if I can size up a life or death situation in 3 seconds. But I also ain't out here getting paid to do so. I carry a Taser rather than a gun for protection because I know I'd be whipping it out on every cat, rat, Squirrel and Raheem that said boo :facepalm:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkcCHR-7FNA Man, I just don’t care™

      I believe they should ban all toy guns!
      __________

      not teach cops to gauge a situation?
      ____________________

      BRUH!
      If it ain't the "toy gun" than it's "the hoodie" or the "sagging pants" or WHATEVER!

      These yt folk always "threatened" by something. Just like ol boy that got killed in the stairwell. Because the cop had his gun unholstered because it was "dim" in there. :facepalm:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2SQh007k6U missyJ

      I make perfect sense. I’m just talking to the wrong people

      ==========

      You just might be right.. Why haven't you been invited to speak to peers on your level? :tea:

    • Unshakable

      @Missy,

      Go easy on Take. My sista has already had a long day after engaging InterLoop... :wail:

      She 'on need no mo stress :rofl:

    • inter_loop

      Some of you sound like the weak men Harriet Tubman had to shot in order to keep things pushing.

    • luVn_liFe…

      In the past I have only ALLOWED NEON nerf guns :tea:

      BECAUSE THE PUNK ASS POLICE ARE LOOOKING
      For ANY reason to do just this :yes:
      ~~~~
      Yup, when I first moved into this neighborhood, there was a young blk kid and three of his white friends playing w/guns walking to the park.
      I told him to Be Careful with that Toy, it can get you hurt.

    • SOTHERNGRL

      Gawd dam you simple people!!
      ******************
      :no: Things ingnat yt people say. For Shame. Umph Umph Umph.

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybcNSoh8vI4 VDot

      :newpost:

    • http://youtu.be/dXBaJfVr9us MisTaken: Loyal reader :champ: and your pastor’s #1 prayer warrior :pray:

      @unshake speaking unfiltered about how it Really affects us and how we feel. Not giving the pc answers to not upset “massa.” We always have to be pc about when we are wronged. WHY? If they are going to shoot and kill us anyways AND THEN NOT be prosecuted why not say what you wanted to say in the first place?? If someone uses force against you and it is unjustified you have the right to fight back to defend yourself. Just like people are saying we can speak out against what is happening in our own backyards and we do… why can’t we speak out just as unfiltered about the other stuff? We are not inferior. We are not throw ways… We are of value. My son is of value. While I will educate him on how the world is I refuse to raise him to bow down to people just to get by :no: That’s a slave mentality.

    • Unshakable

      @Man,

      Notice how these *accidents* and situations happen when they deal with Black folk, though. :tea:

    • Nefertiti, edges kinky.

      SO the question is How do we create our own value in order to counterbalance all that we’re seeing and experiencing?! Where am I going wrong in my explanation?
      _________________

      We know our value. You might not. You state it over and oiver again that you dont value "Black" as it is in america. So you are them and maybe you have the education.

      So tell us what we need to do to get your kind to recognize our value. :waiting: Cause on everything I love BLACK PEOPLE WHOLEHEARTEDLY BELIEVE we are entitled to everything the others are. TELL US THE ANSWERS LOOP.

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybcNSoh8vI4 VDot

      I agree inter- wrong audience, so go find the right one. Adios :bye:

    • SOTHERNGRL

      Like thisclose to engaging..
      ____________
      i did it
      ******************
      :nono: I tried to told ya.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8jrHDNQVE&list=HL1365174233 <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

      RIP Young Man :pray:

    • inter_loop

      And though you don't agree with my solution, you haven't offered your own. Your condolences and your protest and passive anger doesn't fix the problem. We're chasing yet another hearse and the likes of George Zimmerman is walking around. Why haven't one of these black gangs not put a hit out on him, yet (but they're killing each other) . Gilliani has a point.

    • inter_loop

      Some of you sound like the weak men Harriet Tubman had to shot in order to keep things pushing. If you think I'm against my people than you're wrong.

      VDot, you're right. I'm out.

    • StripperOnAMinkRug

      There's a surveillance video. I would like to see that.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nAbQogbMOk Buttercup

      That gun look so real! What happen to the way they made guns when I was growing up, plastic and in neon colors! I believe they should ban all toy guns!
      ==============
      I pointed a gun at one of my brothers when I was about 5 or so. It was a 9mm revolver that fit into the palm of your hand. I thought it was a toy gun because my brother had a cap gun that was similar too it (silver with a pearl handle) and it was so small. I pointed it at my brother and said, "Bang bang!" My brother freaked out and was like, "That's a real gun!" Children often can't differentiate something that is real versus something that isn't. Thank goodness my brother and I are still alive to tell the story.

    • Unshakable

      @Nefertiti,

      At the expense of escalating the blog dialogue, I dare say that maybe the Blacks who commit crimes against other Blacks or those Blacks who blame others for their lack of success instead of pointing the finger at themselves are tge ones to whom InterLoop was referring. From our dialogue, it is m belief that the roses in the rose garden do not fall into this category, as they are educated, experienced, and can play the game. I believe Inter focuses on the Black community, because the males are the ones that are targets for extinction. Now I could be wrong, but I just ventured out on a limb. Please don't shoot the messenger (no pun intended.)

    • essenze

      This where I get agitated by the mantra of "black on black" crime or why don't we worry about the issues within in our own community. Issues that are multi-layered, issues that did not come overnight, issues that were and still are fueled by racism, etc. Its ludicrous and irresponsible to believe that these issues were NOT by design

    • scorpio

      Not excusing the cop. But why would a kid be playing with a toy gun like this in a park? That is asking for trouble.

    • Redeemed777

      I bet your Pork-Chop Pastors can't explain why this happened to the little boy, or why it's happening to black MALES ONLY; Even though the Bible tells you why...

      But nope! All black people wanna do is run their mouth about nothing of importance, continue sitting on their asses in sunday church, continue watching these brainwashing reality shows, continue celebrating these pagan holidays;even though the Bible tells you that God HATES that crap....

      BELIEVE IT OR NOT, GOD IS GONNA GET YOUR ATTENTION AS A PEOPLE ONE WAY OR ANOTHER. IF GOD HAS TO LET THE DEVIL WHITE MAN KILL ALL YOUR BLACK MALE CHILDREN FOR YOU ALL TO WAKE THE HELL UP, HE WILL DO IT, AND YOU CAN'T STOP IT...

      This child aint the last, there is still gonna be MORE BLOODSHED because black folks REFUSE to learn what God is trying to tell them thru His Prophets---->ISRAELUNITEDOTORG

      and cosign to your comments @inter_loop:

      I keep wondering the same thing about these COWARD-ASS SO-CALLED GANGS...they claim red, blue, and piru, but are no where to be found when it's time to kill off these edomites.

    • Redeemed777

      I swear I will throw a block party, if just ONE of these so-called gang folks killed at random, at least 5 edomite children.

      Let them and their families feel the pain too.

    • Ms Peaches

      The revolution is being televised in living color. I feel that Inter response is more on the lines of getting ready for a possible race war.

    • Redeemed777

      All that martin luther king shiet is just that...SHIET!!!

      Like @inter_loop said, black people need to get up off their asses, and fight fire with fire and pick up that Bible and learn that these edomites ARE THE DEVIL THAT THE BIBLE SPEAKS ABOUT, AND GOD HATES THEM..

      You aint gonna learn this in your false churches, run by Pastor Pork-Chop, because pastor pork-chop is teaching you the white man's doctrine of LIES, which he taught the slaves...

      This is the reason they kept slaves from reading any books because they were busying lying on the Bible and making the words of the Bible seem like a fairy tale of lies.

    • http://www.swedishsoul.com lovebites

      they don't care about us and love to kill us or imprison us.

    • tintin1979

      why in the world did he have a fake pistol? I'm forever searching my 16 year old son's room.

    • phillylove

      I"m not understanding why it's all the cops fault. Knowing the tension and climate why would a parent purchase a toy gun for a child much less let him take it outside and play with it? Why didn't the 911 operator relay all the information? Cops don't take any chances because it's their life on the line. It's sad that a child loss their life. But you have to take into account the actions that started this whole issue to snowball.