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    What are your thoughts on this article?

    what are your thoughts on how the police handled the situation?


    Police: Student killed by officers had pellet gun - Yahoo! News




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    Re: What are your thoughts on this article?

    If he refused to put it down and was waving it at them, well they are trained to shoot.



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    Re: What are your thoughts on this article?

    1. It was Brownsville, Texas (you take guns even more seriously in that area)

    2. he refused repeated orders to lower the weapon before the officers opened fire, police said.

    3. Pellet guns are designed to look like 9mm's


    I have no problem with the officers shooting.




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    Re: What are your thoughts on this article?

    Quote Originally Posted by bos View Post
    If he refused to put it down and was waving it at them, well they are trained to shoot.
    Yep the dumb **** had it coming. Natural selection at its finest.



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    Re: What are your thoughts on this article?

    This is sad ,but the last kids to wave a gun killed ALOT of other kids and adults ... Hard pressed to see what the answer would be , but why didnt he just drop gun?This is sad ...



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    Re: What are your thoughts on this article?

    Sad, but if you do something like that, you are taking your life into your own hands.



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    Re: What are your thoughts on this article?

    i see that he was 15 and in Jr high. this kid clearly had problems.




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    Re: What are your thoughts on this article?

    Quote Originally Posted by RedBlooded View Post
    i see that he was 15 and in Jr high. this kid clearly had problems.
    Clearly. Listening to authority figures was lacking.




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    Re: What are your thoughts on this article?

    He had plenty of opportunities to lower the weapon ... and he didn't want to,"

    He had it coming. No problem with the cops shooting him



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    Re: What are your thoughts on this article?

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUAgronomist View Post
    1. It was Brownsville, Texas (you take guns even more seriously in that area)

    2. he refused repeated orders to lower the weapon before the officers opened fire, police said.

    3. Pellet guns are designed to look like 9mm's


    I have no problem with the officers shooting.
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    Re: What are your thoughts on this article?

    It is sad that such a young person was killed. Kid had to have some problems. Too bad he couldn't have gotten some help.


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    Re: What are your thoughts on this article?

    I'm trying to think of something the officers could have done differently but there isn't anything that comes to mind. I suppose they could have tried using a non-lethal weapon but that's an almost impossible situation and I don't find any fault with how they handled it.



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    Re: What are your thoughts on this article?

    don't bring a pellet gun to a gunfight?


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