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SarasotaRepub
09-15-2016, 06:34 PM
By Jason Hanna and Kristina Sgueglia, CNN
Updated 5:00 PM ET, Thu September 15, 2016



(CNN) A police officer shot and killed a 13-year-old robbery suspect in Ohio's capital after the boy, who is black, pulled a BB gun out of his waistband, police said. City leaders said the shooting would be investigated thoroughly to determine whether charges are warranted.

The boy, Tyre King, died at a hospital after an officer shot him several times Wednesday evening outside a house in east-central Columbus, police said. Earlier, police said the boy's name was Tyree.

King, an eighth-grader who lived in the city, had a BB gun that "looks practically identical" to the type of handgun that Columbus police carry, police Chief Kim Jacobs said Thursday.

"This is the last thing that a police officer wants to do in their career. Unfortunately ... it becomes necessary at times to defend themselves," Jacobs told reporters at a news conference in Columbus.



Unless facts come out that prove otherwise, the POS got what he deserved.
Sorry, that's just the way it is.


LINK (http://www.cnn.com/2016/09/15/us/ohio-columbus-police-kill-teen/index.html)

Dlr Pyro
09-15-2016, 10:07 PM
Play stupid games, win stupid prizes, but BLM kaperdick,and obama will blame the Police.

NJCardFan
09-16-2016, 08:53 AM
The picture NBC is throwing out of the kid:

http://media2.s-nbcnews.com/j/newscms/2016_37/1710721/160915-tyre-king-cleveland-shooting-mn-1605_73f06713307a7b9e6ede526176c6441f.nbcnews-ux-600-700.jpg

Just another misunderstood kid on his way to deliver muffins to grandma. :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes: :rolleyes:


King was last enrolled at Linden STEM Academy as an eighth grader, WCMH said. King's family said in a statement released by their attorneys that "Tyre was a typical 13-year-old child. He was active in football, soccer, hockey, and gymnastics."

:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:


Jacobs said it's too early to compare the shootings of King and Rice, although they both involve young black children carrying BB guns being fatally shot by white officers.
Yep, this is 100% racially motivated. :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes: :rolleyes:


"We as a community need to come to grips with the fact that with such easy access to guns — whether they're firearms or replicas — there's something wrong with this country," Ginther said, "and it's bringing this epidemic to our city streets."
Yep, can't be that the kid was a thug wannabe who was probably trying to get into a gang, it's all on the gun. :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:

noonwitch
09-16-2016, 09:25 AM
For what it's worth, he looks kind of psycho in that photo.

I feel badly for the cop who had to shoot him. No cop wants to shoot a kid.

SVPete
09-16-2016, 09:33 AM
King's family said in a statement released by their attorneys that "Tyre was a typical 13-year-old child. He was active in football, soccer, hockey, and gymnastics."

I must've had a bizarre upbringing. I don't remember any 13YO classmates - and they were far from all "white" - sticking up and robbing people.


"We as a community need to come to grips with the fact that with such easy access to guns — whether they're firearms or replicas — there's something wrong with this country," Ginther said, "and it's bringing this epidemic to our city streets."

Again, I must've had a bizarre upbringing. I and many/most of my classmates had "easy access to guns" - and even owned some - and didn't rob people or pull guns on the police. Mayor Ginther should know better than to spout such foolishness, but no one has ever accused gun-grabber ideology of being wise. That was in the realm of, "Don't you EVER!", and we were taught to respect police, too. Maybe Tyre learned and ignored all that; or maybe his parents/family didn't teach him that (or maybe even taught him to view police as enemies?).

Elspeth
09-16-2016, 12:39 PM
For what it's worth, he looks kind of psycho in that photo.

I feel badly for the cop who had to shoot him. No cop wants to shoot a kid.

Me too.

NJCardFan
09-16-2016, 02:24 PM
I feel badly for the cop who had to shoot him. No cop wants to shoot a kid.
No cop wants to shoot anyone. Not just for the BS they'll have to put up with in the aftermath but it's not an easy thing taking someone's life. Unless you're a psychopath, killing another human being is not a trivial matter. No matter the life you're taking. Ask any soldier who has PTSD.

Banacek
09-16-2016, 02:47 PM
Just in case no one has ever seen what some of today's BB pistols look like try this website

http://www.pyramydair.com/bb-guns

Columbus mayor a Demorat says


Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther said officials had been meeting with religious and community leaders and that it was important for city officials to be "responsive and accessible."

"We want to be open and transparent with the public and the community, but we must make sure we have good information that can be documented and substantiated," he said. "It is absolutely critical that we get this right."

At one point, Ginther appeared to choke up as he said everyone should be "shocked and angry" by the shooting.

“There is something wrong in this country, and it is bringing its epidemic to our city streets,” the mayor said. “And a 13-year-old is dead in the city of Columbus because of our obsession with guns and violence

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2016/09/15/ohio-police-officer-shoots-kills-13-year-old-bb-gun/90398996/

Isn't Wednesday a school night ?

Let the rioting begin !

Elspeth
09-17-2016, 03:05 PM
No cop wants to shoot anyone. Not just for the BS they'll have to put up with in the aftermath but it's not an easy thing taking someone's life. Unless you're a psychopath, killing another human being is not a trivial matter. No matter the life you're taking. Ask any soldier who has PTSD.

True enough.

Banacek
09-17-2016, 04:14 PM
Tyre King’s friend: He had a BB gun and wanted to rob someone


Attorneys for the family of a 13-year-old Ohio boy fatally shot by a policeman said Friday they want to hear from witnesses, because the police version of events "might not be true."

Meanwhile, a 19-year-old who said he was the boy's friend told a newspaper that Tyre King had a real-looking BB gun, was out to rob someone and ran from police.

Police say an officer who believed the gun was real shot the boy Wednesday night after witnesses reported a group of people had robbed a man of $10.

Relatives are still grieving and working on the funeral arrangements, Sean Walton, an attorney for Tyre's family, said Friday morning. Walton said he's looking for people with information in the case to come forward.

"We just have many different witness accounts that are contradictory to the police officer's version of events," Walton said. "What is currently out there might not be true."

The 19-year-old friend, Demetrius Braxton, told The Columbus Dispatch that King wanted to rob someone for money and that he was with Tyre when the shooting occurred.

Braxton said he and Tyre initially had run away but complied when police told them to get down. Tyre then got up, ran and was shot, he told the newspaper.

Braxton was interviewed by police but not charged. WHY?

A spokesman for Columbus police says they won't comment on how Braxton's story compared with officers' accounts.

Authorities have said officers investigating the robbery report east of downtown Columbus spotted three males who matched the description of the suspects. Two of the males ran away when officers tried to speak with them, investigators said.

The police chased the pair into an alley and tried to take them into custody. Tyre pulled out what looked like a handgun, and an officer fired, hitting the boy multiple times, police said.

The shooting will be investigated thoroughly, authorities said. Evidence will automatically be presented to a grand jury to determine if the officer's actions were justified or if charges are warranted.

The Franklin County coroner said Friday that Tyre's autopsy was complete but she wouldn't yet release details, including where he was shot. The official manner of death is pending, with a final report not expected for several weeks, said Dr. Anahi Ortiz.

On Thursday night, dozens attended a vigil near the shooting site, including members of Tyre's youth football team. Some carried signs calling for justice, while candles spelled out "RIP Tyre King."

Friday morning, a candle burned next to a bouquet of white flowers in the alley where the boy was shot. A block away, signs saying Black Lives Matter and We Will Remember remained at a park where the vigil was held.

The officer who fired was identified as Bryan Mason, a nine-year veteran of the force. Police records show that in 2012 he shot and killed a man who was holding another person at gunpoint. A grand jury declined to indict Mason with criminal wrongdoing in the shooting

In keeping with department policy, Mason has been placed on leave while the shooting is investigated.

The officer is a well-respected policeman who did what he had to do in that circumstance, Jason Pappas, head of the local police union representing Mason, said Friday.

"He is, you know, not happy about having to be in that situation, but at the end of the day he had to do what he had to do," Pappas said

Another taxpayer relief shot.


http://bigstory.ap.org/article/ac3a764b7f98475e865a50c6db714c06/investigation-ongoing-fatal-police-shooting-boy-13

NJCardFan
09-18-2016, 12:56 AM
Yep, he was just on his way to grandma's with a basket of bran muffins when the racist cops ran up on him and his boy and shot him square in the back. :rolleyes: Seriously, if he "got up, ran, and was shot" how to they explain him being shot in the front? Did the cop draw from the same box of shells Oswald did when he fired his magic bullet?