Not trying to be shocking but if he's dabbling in guns in 8th grade...society is now better off. The cop probably saved 3 future lives.
Ask yourself that stupid question if your kids went to that school.
There was a guy named Chris that did the same thing in Decatur years ago.
I heard the kid was practicing to be apart of a national shooting competition and the cops who shot him were on the opposing team. they were afraid of the kid's skillz and took him out befoe the competition.If Obama wasn't in office, this would have never happened and the kid would have won his dream of being the best shooter in Vegas.Sad, very sad.
Our society is so scared of guns. The media makes sure we are scared. All you have to say is "gun" and everyone panics.I'm afraid to let my three-year-old outside to play with his toy guns (like we did as children) because someone might call the cops on him.....and if that were to happen in Brownsville, apparently my son would be shot.I really hope, for everyone's sake, that the kid raised his gun at the cops.Either way, the libs will use this as anti-gun fodder.
When I was in eighth grade, my buddy Joe brought a .22 pistol to school. He was trying to sell it. He brought it out in science class to show another buddy. The teacher, Mrs. Gamble, came over and picked it up. She said, "you need to oil this thing".That was in 1994.
We used to have shotguns in our trucks during dove season.
I'm sure that no matter what the circumstances, BG will find a way to criticize it. "All cops are bad. All criminals are victims." I get sick of it.
My children were 13 when they were in the 8th grade, 15 seems a little old.
That is such an incredibly liberal response. 12:39 is right, what if your stepdaughters were in the hallways of the "brandished gun?" What is your wife was the wife of an officer handling the situation? What about the kid KNOWING that you don't take a damned gun to school.....he chose not to comply with the school rules & officers' warnings. That's his tragedy. It's sad that an 8th grader died. It's also sad that this sh*t happens in middle school these days. Good gawd.
"I hope that was absolutely necessary..."What? Just plain ole "necessary" isn't enough these days. It has to be absolutely necessary?Just another defense attorney trying to stir the pot. Unless he actually believes that the police are in the business of shooting 8th Graders, when of course, it's really not necessary.Let's hope the officer or anyone else wasn't injured!!
Mr. LL your edit was purposefully dramatizing the situation. No one here said anything more shocking than usual. We all hope that it was necessary but you do tend to fall in the camp of "cops are bad, criminals are good." Maybe we should all withhold judgment of either party until the facts are known. And anonymous 1:10 is correct. If we would educate people better on guns instead of trying to create shock value for political gain, maybe we wouldn't be having this discussion at all because maybe this incident wouldn't have occurred.
1;41Yeah, when a KID gets shot and killed by police you want it to be ABSOLUTLY necessary. That's absolutly with a capital everything. "Plain ole" when a kid dies is not good enough.I assume you are an adult with some adult judgement so plain ole would be just fine if you got shot.
1;31You need to find another blog to bother if this one makes you sick. Seriously, you don't know how to avoid things that make you sick??
Barry, you have mistaken your audience as one that draws conclusions without facts like your president. He blamed the cops before he knew anything about the incident with his liberal professor friend. We are all a bit sharper than Obama here. After all, we read this blog. ;-)
RT @rafaelKGBT: Student killed confirmed as 15 yr old Jaime Gonzalez, PD says he had a pellet gun. Shot twice by officers w/rifles #rgv
Barry, Yes its JUSTIFIED!!!. The kid brought a friggin GUN to school!!! What good comes from a gun in school......lets see..oh yeah! I remember! COlUMBINE! Virginia TECH. Yep werent those good times.
3:42 You make ME sick! How's that, libtard?
5:00You just keep gettin' sick, with any luck it's terminal.
This is a sad situation. The student made a life altering choice. Our anti-cop society and a total lack of regard for the law breeds this kind of stupidity. I am certain however that the majority of those who post here will blame the police, blame the school, blame some nameless bully, blame his families social status, and point out what a great person he was despite the fact that he was carrying a knife at school, got in a fight, brought a gun to school, disregarded a direct order from a police officer, and brandished a firearm at officers. Maybe if enough of these situations occur, libs will wake up and realize that the blame everyone else society they foster is not only destructive but dangerous as well and they will finally stop destroying our country, our society, and our fellow countrymen.
Kill 'em all, let God sort 'em out.
Just another defense attorney trying to stir the pot. Unless he actually believes that the police are in the business of shooting 8th Graders, when of course, it's really not necessary.Let's hope the officer or anyone else wasn't injured!!1:41 PMThank God the cop wasn't injured by the BB gun the kid had! Hopefully he'll get a Medal of Valor for his heroic actions.
I am sure the police officers wish they had this information before the shooting as well, now they have to live with this. While I applaud your passion to not pass judgement without the facts when you fight for your clients, don't you think these officers deserve the same consideration. Judgement after the fact is easy and you have no idea what they were dealing with. You are really showing your bias on this one BG.
Did it have a flag on it that says, "JUST A BB GUN"?? Or do pellet guns look like real guns? Think for a minute...It is real easy to Monday Morning Quarterback it.
1;33 Messican'nuff said' 5;53 quote by a draft dodger.Nine year old girl shot a boy off his bike in Bridgeport with a pellet gun on Cates street, killed him.Wasn't even shooting at hin.
3:40PM, Ignorant Wise county rednecks with guns are sharper than President Obama? I think not.
Lots of kids had shotguns in the back window rack of their truck at Decatur, Paradise, etc. and noone cared. Now you bring a pellet gun and get shot.
One round to the shoulder, instead of three to the chest, and they could've found out it was just a pellet gun. Way to go, dipshitses- Let the lawsuits begin!!!
I hope all of you that blame the cops are never faced with the business end of any gun and have to decide in mere seconds (or fractions of a second) whether the gun is real or not before you decide to act. What if it had been real and the cops just shot him in the arm and he was able to shoot other students before the next rounds could be fired by the police. Any gun pointed at me, I consider real and a threat. I do not want to be the unfortunate one that made a mistake and died for it. Let the other bastard die for his stupid mistake.Big Ed
A gun pointed at me by an intruder in my house, a car jacker, a man stepping out of a dark alley, or any similiar confrontation would get two in the chest. A gun pointed at a trained police officer by a kid at school should get a somewhat different reaction. If every situation gets the same reaction from the police then they need no trainging, just point and shoot. Would you worry if all cops were like 5:53?
10:43, so an Officer should wait to get shot before acting?
Unruly Messkins > Cops
No, an officer should not wait to get shot but an officer should know how to deal with a juvenile holding a gun; taser, shot to the knees, tear gas.......non lethal actions that will disarm. I'm sure the police have many disarming methods that are not lethal. They will be pointed out at in the lawsuit.
So, a deranged 15 year old is incapable of doing as much harm to my kids with a gun than a deranged 18 year old? That's why the officer should deal differently with them?How's that go again, 3:50?
6:34Deranged? I haven't seen that description in any news report. Did you just make that up? If you have to make stuff up to prove your point you might want to re-thik your position.
Yes, Deranged. A. 15 year-old boy brings a pellet gun that looks exactly like a real gun to school, and begins to brandish it. Kids and school officials get scared. He walks about the school brandishing it. He is told to put it down. He does not. B. Police arrive. They accost the kid and tell him to put it down. They are pointing weapons at him. He does not. What does a thinking person believe will happen in this situation? Jump off a building, you will fall. Jump in water, you will get wet. Bring a gun to school and refuse to drop it, you will get shot. DERANGED. Shall we go over the fact that he felt it necessary to walk around threatening people with what they believed was deadly force? Who does that? Deranged people. Look, I know that you're emotional because it's a kid and all, but don't let it cloud your judgement.
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