So...man I don't even want to type this but I feel like I need to talk about it or I'll explode.
This kid in Cleveland, 12 year old kid, was shot and killed by police yesterday.
Basically, he had a toy airsoft gun, with the safety tip off and was in the park, some guy called 911 and said "Theres a kid in the park waving a pistol around, its probably fake but its freaking people out" cops arrived, told him to put his hands up, he reached for the gun, and they shot twice, one hitting him.
First off, I don't want this to turn into "Fuck the Police", Police Officers serve a good and overall positive idea in our society, and I know a good 85% of them are actually honest hardworking people trying to keep things safe.
I also know some people are screaming cries of racism, but I don't think any reports have stated the races of the officers and I doubt they even had time to see what race the kid was.
I just..fuck I don't know. I just want to know why, ya know? Arn't cops trained in ways to subdue a suspect that doesn't involve shooting him? What happened to innocent until proven guilty? These guys seemed to decide that he was guilty of attempting to shoot them REALLY quick and did nothing to disarm the situation in a nonviolent way. Sam thing with that guy who was buying an airsoft gun at a wal-mart awhile back and was on the phone when someone called 911 because it looked like he had a gun...when really wal-mart sells real god damn guns, is it a crime to carry a gun in a gun store? Cops told him to drop it, he yelled its fake, then they opened fire on him.
I guess I want to just talk about this, I'm angry and sad at the same time and I just want to discuss this whole thing with people who might know better then me on the proceadures and what we as a community (the world) can do to maybe make it so our protectors arn't killing people left and right.