Neighborhood Watch Captain Shoots Unarmed Boy

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  1. MonteJon

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    Wannabe cop looking for a confrontation. What an idiot.
     
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    Wow. What an idiot! Poor kid and family.
     
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    Neighborhood watch here is not allowed any weapons of any kind.
     
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    Tragic. :cry:
     
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    He should definitely be thrown in jail and never be allowed to own a firearm ever again.
     
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    So sorry for the boys family!!:sad: Sounds like this watch guy is a real idiot!
     
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    Tragic that it happened, but do they really have to make it about race?
     
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    Only getting one side of the "we hate people with guns" story

    Then they IMMEDIATELY throw down the race card

    Remember there was a thread here by a LEO out there that says the mentality of some of the crimal element out there and thier families..and would get a ton of "He was a good kid" even though he had a record as long as he was tall

    We are only getting a small portion of the truth...and thus far the only side we are hearing are the kids families side...if he shot someone in cold blood...why was he NOT arrested?!?!?! Maybe there is a bit more truth that would be revealed in the 911 call..hmmmm
     
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    I'm usually the first to shake my head at the race card, but this seems to actually be a factor. Someone calls the police for 'suspicious activity' because a young black male is walking through a gated community? Seems like it could have played a factor..
     
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    Hard to justify shooting an unarmed boy..Sorry for all involved..
     
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    That's kinda the impression I got from reading the article.
    Either way you don't shoot someone unless there is a clear reason to fear for your life. In this case, walking down the street, you really don't have one until a weapon is displayed by the person who was shot. This really sounds like a very bad shoot all the way around. If the facts bear this out, then the shooter needs to be prosecuted fully and lose his gun rights forever.
     
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    Yeah... not sure why the race card shouldn't be brought up here. What made the kid "suspicious"? You HAVE to ask... would the kid have been suspicious were it a white boy walking down the street in a white neighborhood? I'm not saying race was involved... but it would be irresponsible to not even at least question it! Just because you or I say we are definitely not racist doesn't mean that the cop or preacher or school teacher or next door neighbor or neighborhood watch captain isn't!!!

    Lots more to question besides just race as well.

    Why was he stopped and confronted?
    Was he doing anything illegal?
    How was he confronted?
    Was there an altercation or anything that justified drawing a firearm and pulling the trigger?
    IF there were an altercation... could it have been avoided in the first place?

    Lots of stuff missing from the story but until you fill in all of those voids... you have a "suspicious" black kid in a predominately white neighborhood walking down the street. What else do you have to go on at this point?
     
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    Was he just "walking" down the street in the dark?

    They could have just said he was gleefully skipping down the street and the murdering phycho gun carrying mad man gunned him down in cold blood because he was black.

    Uggh

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    So you don't see it as being a race thing. He drove up to and confronted a young black male for no reason other than him being black and in a gated community, where black people happen to live to boot.

    The kid was on the sidewalk NEAR HIS HOME when the idiot, against 911 recommendation, stopped, got off his car, and confronted and shot an unarmed person. Don't defend someone just because he's a gun owner.
     
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