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Boy with toy gun shot and killed by
Calif. deputies
Lt?, 2 hr ago I By Associated Press
SANTA ROSA Calif. - Northern California sheriff' s deputies have shot and killed a
boy after repeatedly telling him to drop what turned out to be a replica assault
rifle, sheriff' s officials and family members said.
Two Sonoma County deputies on patrol saw
the boy walking with what appeared to be a
weapon Tuesday afternoon in
Santa Rosa, sheriff' s Lt. Dennis [Weary said.
The replica gun resembled an with a
black magazine cartridge and brown butt,
according to a photograph released by the
sheriff' s office. Deputies would only learn after
the shooting that it was a replica, according to
Chremy it was not clear whether it could fire
projectile; such as pellets er BBS.
Rodrigo Lopez identified the boy as his son,
Andy, to a newspaper and said the young
teen was carrying a toy gun that belonged to a
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#27 - newall (10/24/2013) [+] (3 replies)
im usually the first person to jump on police brutality. but just the same as the case in the UK of the brazilian gentleman that ran from armed metro police, after being repeatedly told to stop, and got shot, this idiot should have dropped the weapon.

I see some people saying "oh, he's a kid, he didn't know how to react to that"
i was like 10 when some taliban douchenozzles decided to take a shorcut through some towers during their 747 race or some **** .
anyway, after that, i knew you didn't say to a staffmember at an airport "hey, i've got a bomb, loljk"
if you're 13, and you dont know what to do, when a police officer aims a weapon at you, and tells you to drop your replica weapon, life's not going to get better. you're borderline retarded.

gun debate or no, this kid was an idiot. blame the police all you want, they simply did their job.
#8 - anonymous (10/24/2013) [+] (7 replies)
Well if they just rolled up and shot him thats one thing but if they repeatdly told him to drop it and he refused to either comply or to explain then i feel no guilt in saying its his fault.
User avatar #19 to #16 - ssurtrebor **User deleted account** (10/24/2013) [-]
Even from young age, kids are taught to listen to police officers.

The police officers told him to drop the weapon. He didn't.

This is not the officers' fault.
User avatar #1 - itsthatguyagain (10/24/2013) [+] (11 replies)
I call ******** , and nothing you can say will convince me.
User avatar #9 to #6 - dafuckisthisshit (10/24/2013) [-]
the kid was carrying a fake gun that looked real. officers told him to drop it, he didn't, they shot him. granted the article doesn't say if the kid made threatening gestures or not, but if an officer points a gun at you tells you to drop what appears to be a real gun, why would you not?
User avatar #53 - haqq (10/24/2013) [+] (3 replies)
if he's told to drop the toy gun repeatedly it's pretty much his fault. also thirteen's absolutely old enough to not be this stupid
and why the **** is he alone, walking around with a toy gun?
#20 - pyrusd (10/24/2013) [+] (4 replies)
We don't have tasers anymore?
User avatar #66 - chuckstein (10/25/2013) [-]
So... The moral of the story: Don't walk around at night with a replica of an automatic rifle, and if you do, when a police officer aims a gun at you and says drop it, drop it. Yeah, I'm sad this poor kid died, but lets be real, it's not really the cop's fault.
User avatar #34 - beardedtoads (10/24/2013) [+] (6 replies)
If you are a cop, and see a figure with what look like an assault rifle, you aren't going to assume it's an airsoft gun. The kid should have just dropped it when the cop told him
The cop was trying to do his job and protect people, he probably feels bad enough for shooting a kid, without all the media attention.
User avatar #63 - belt (10/25/2013) [+] (1 reply)
"assault rifle"
"high powered weapon"
"black magazine cartridge and brown butt"
Anyone else get the feeling the author has no idea what he's talking about?
User avatar #50 - useroftheLOLZ (10/24/2013) [+] (4 replies)
So from what I have gathered, it's the police who are saying that they repeatedly told the kid to drop the airsoft gun, no one else was reportedly on the scene... Am I the only one who finds this suspicious as all hell?
User avatar #52 to #51 - useroftheLOLZ (10/24/2013) [-]
No, I mean, to me it seems as if there is more to this story than what the cops are saying. If some cops are ready to shoot you, and are telling you that if you don't drop what you are carrying, that they will shoot you, then it doesn't matter how stupid or smart you are, you are going to drop what ever you are holding. What I am thinking is a cop jumped the gun, literally, and ended up killing the kid on accident, so in order to not make this a publicity stunt, the two cops agreed to fudge the report, and say that they repeatedly warned the suspect.
User avatar #40 - Lintutu (10/24/2013) [-]
I'm not saying I disagree with what they did, but they could have at least done a non-lethal shot..
User avatar #71 - oxYKellark (10/25/2013) [-]
With all this domestic violence and mass shooting lately in the U.S. i take no sympathy for anyone who tries to push the law. Not saying this kid had it coming but that's damn good way to make a cop get pretty ******* uneasy.
User avatar #39 - eddymolly (10/24/2013) [+] (9 replies)
Not trying to start a debate here or anything, but over here in the UK, you're not allowed to carry anything that looks like a gun in public. If you want to carry something you should have it in a case, or if you want to carry it, the law says something goofy like "painted to make it clear it isn't a real gun or shaped to make it clear it isn't real e.g. space laser guns"

I'm pretty sure british law actually has the word laser gun in or space gun or something like that, I read it at one point
User avatar #42 to #39 - miltorky (10/24/2013) [-]
That is the law in the United States as well, all replica weapons must have a painted orange tip to distinguish it as a fake gun, if you remove the orange tip or paint over it is considered a federal crime. It is a shame the kid died but it makes sense the deputies may have been jumpy considering they thought it was a real weapon, especially in california where there is a lot of gang violence.

User avatar #36 - cogitoergonom (10/24/2013) [+] (1 reply)
This is why you don't paint over the fake orange cap on the end.
User avatar #37 to #36 - arthurdetoo (10/24/2013) [-]
Or how about you keep that **** away from childeren <_<
we don't have orange tips on our airsoft machines in the netherlands but we do have an age restriction and pretty strickt rules not to wave em arround in public places
#13 - itsthetie (10/24/2013) [-]
Here comes the gun debate..
Here comes the gun debate..
#29 - nizarut (10/24/2013) [-]
Why the hell didn't he just drop it...?
#45 - anonymous (10/24/2013) [-]
User avatar #32 - robbiemcbiscuit (10/24/2013) [-]
im a bastard, but is that a G&G combat machine?
User avatar #31 - dabronydude (10/24/2013) [-]
to be honest, the kid had it coming, all he had to do is drop it...
#28 - iyellatstuff (10/24/2013) [-]
&gt;Be me 6th grade   
&gt;Get cap guns   
&gt;My friend and I run around the neighborhood with them   
&gt;Much fun   
&gt;Decide to shoot at each other at night   
&gt;Really fun   
&gt;Cop rolls up   
&gt;			************		.jpg   
&gt;Points his gun at us and tell up to drop it    
&gt;I put mine down   
&gt;Friend is crying   
&gt;Won't put down his gun cuse he's freaking out too hard   
&gt;Cop pistol whips him   
&gt;Oh 			****		   
&gt;Spend all night at police station   
&gt;I still see the cop every now and then around town
>Be me 6th grade
>Get cap guns
>My friend and I run around the neighborhood with them
>Much fun
>Decide to shoot at each other at night
>Really fun
>Cop rolls up
> ************ .jpg
>Points his gun at us and tell up to drop it
>I put mine down
>Friend is crying
>Won't put down his gun cuse he's freaking out too hard
>Cop pistol whips him
>Oh ****
>Spend all night at police station
>I still see the cop every now and then around town

User avatar #22 - VincentKing ONLINE (10/24/2013) [-]
maybe if the kid listened and dropped the toy gun in the first place, this wouldn't have happened.
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