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police shooting in my home ghetto

I was talking to my mom on the phone and she was telling me about this kid in the neighborhood who was shot by a cop for having a gun, but really it was only a BB gun.

The next day my brother invited a friend over so they could run around shooting each other with their air guns, and my mom called the police station to let them know, and asked them not to shoot her son while he was playing in her front yard.

They told her to tell him to play inside. She told me she was trying to call the ACLU. She says, "My son has a right to play outside." With his gun. Yeah.

It's crazy that my brother could get shot for nothing. It's funny because my mom is really against guns, even toy guns.

And um, I just thought I'd share that 'cause it's not like anyone really posts in here.
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HAH! stupid PIGS thats some wea ass shit shootin' a kid that has a BB gun my friends lil brother was runnin' around not even shootin' anyone with a fake shotgun (that didnt shoot anything anyway and was WAY to small to be a real shotgun) so the cops come and take aim at him tellin' him to drop the gun and all that...... the lil' kid was cryin' man that ain't right, and the cops in my area seem to have this idea that they can talk to me however they want callin' me an asshole and such..... i was once crossing the street AT a crosswalk and this cop was takin' a right..... so the sign says walk and i start skatin' across the street the mo'fucker runs into me and knocks me to the ground and he shouted some sort of obscenities at me and drove off hes lucky i didnt catch his car number
Was the kid in your neighborhood 15 years old, with a mask on his face? while holding up a labor worker by chance when the "COP" saved her life? OH YEAH, Wasn't she held up with bb gun?? check your facts 1st..think about it.... "She" feared for her life with the barrel to her temple....
I provided a link to the newspaper article about this incident.

Excerpt: "As family members gathered at a makeshift memorial of candles and teddy bears where North Miami Beach police shot and killed a local youth, detectives on Friday identified the teenager as Denzel Smith, 16.Investigators say that late Thanksgiving afternoon, Smith pointed a gun at officers in the stairwell of an apartment complex in the 2100 block of Northeast 169th Street."

"According to family and friends, Denzel -- who at the time of his death wore white sneakers, a black cap and black jeans adorned with the cartoon character Fat Albert -- was running up the stairs to eat a Thanksgiving meal at a friend's apartment when officers arrived."

Why don't you actually look at what I'm saying before making pointless flames, troll?
I believe the incident I was involved in was a different one from which you speak of. Although simialar as far as the bad guy was a teen with a fake but real looking gun. It was a happy ending thanks to a former marine, now police sniper. I will try to provide a link to the article but I apologize for the mix up. I am not familiar with Miami's shooting. Although I am forever grateful to my community and those who protect it. God Bless you sister.
That happend to some kid around my area he had one of those cap guns with the orange tip on them and he took the tip off and was playing with it and a cop saw him and shot him.
Have you seen some of those Airguns and BB guns now days?! Yall stupid homo's like the guns that look real and you try to be cool and point them at people i'd shot you to. You dont go carrying around guns like that, and i really doubt the cop just shot him because he was standing there with a BB gun. He prob. waved it or pointed it at the cop and cops have all rights to fire back he doesnt know that the kids stupid and itsnt going to shot him. You put yourself in the cops shoes before you start saying shit like that. If you were getting guns that looks real pointed at you how would you react if you had no clue it was real. Point one at me your get a hole through your eyes.

Hillsbough County Sheriffe
Lieutenant Wilson
Posted on Sat, Nov. 29, 2003

NORTH MIAMI BEACH

Slain teen's family says youth owned a BB gun

A North Miami Beach family mourns the death of 16-year-old Denzel Smith, who was shot by an officer after reportedly aiming a gun at two officers answering a call.

BY DAVID OVALLE

dovalle@herald.com

As family members gathered at a makeshift memorial of candles and teddy bears where North Miami Beach police shot and killed a local youth, detectives on Friday identified the teenager as Denzel Smith, 16.

Investigators say that late Thanksgiving afternoon, Smith pointed a gun at officers in the stairwell of an apartment complex in the 2100 block of Northeast 169th Street.

Family members at the memorial in the stairwell told The Herald on Friday that Smith had a black BB gun, and they questioned why police shot him.

Police sources say the weapon was either a BB or pellet gun.

The episode began about 5:40 p.m. when someone called to report a man walking through the complex with a gun. Two officers were dispatched.

Police say Smith pointed the gun at one of the officers, who fired once at the teenager. Smith was pronounced dead at the scene.

''It's a very tragic situation,'' North Miami Beach Police Chief Bill Berger said. ``Our hearts go out to the family. We're going to do a thorough investigation with the state attorney and medical examiner's office.''

PLACED ON LEAVE

Police brass declined to name the officer, who has been placed on administrative leave as is policy with police shootings. Sources close to the investigation identified the officer as Ray Hernandez, a former North Miami officer who has been with North Miami Beach about three years.

Hernandez's union attorney, Michael Doddo, through a secretary, declined to comment. Hernandez's North Miami Beach personnel file was not available Friday because of the holiday.

In North Miami, Hernandez worked with the crime suppression unit. The department once named him ''Officer of the Year,'' North Miami Detective Kathleen Ruggiero said.

''He was an outstanding officer with us,'' Ruggiero said.

Back at the North Miami Beach apartment complex, family and friends congregated at the second-story stairwell on the east side of the sprawling complex just blocks east of police headquarters.

Friends scrawled messages for Smith on the chipped mango-colored wall of the stairwell, above a flock of teddy bears and several candles.

Family and friends described him as an outgoing child who liked to toss his football around and listen to rap group Bone Thugs-N-Harmony.

''Everybody loved him. He always knew how to make people laugh,'' said his older brother, Derrell Smith.

Vanessa Exilien, 15, a friend, said Denzel never associated with the wrong crowd.

''He thought he was going to be a kid forever,'' she said.

According to family and friends, Denzel -- who at the time of his death wore white sneakers, a black cap and black jeans adorned with the cartoon character Fat Albert -- was running up the stairs to eat a Thanksgiving meal at a friend's apartment when officers arrived.

NO CRIMINAL RECORD

Denzel did not have a criminal record, police said.

The North Miami Beach Police Department has been criticized by some members of the black community in the past. Denzel was black. In 2001, an officer shot and killed a paraplegic and convicted drug dealer, Alphaeus ''Duke'' Dailey, four times in the back while he was in his wheelchair. Dailey also was black.

The officer was cleared after the state attorney's office found that he had acted in self-defense after Dailey pointed a gun over his shoulder at the officer.
thats sas indeed
Hmmm... I'm a cop and I get a gun shaped object pointed at me and I have two choices:
A) Take my chance and assume it isn't real. I don't really need to raise my kids. They'll be fine.
B) Shoot the idiot who pointed a gun shaped object at a police officer.

And we can't forget the convicted drug dealer who would never attempt to harm a police officer in any way.

Moral of the story:
Police officers get shot by guns. Therefore, most believe children shouldn't be encouraged to play with guns in any form. Sounds like pretty sound logic to me.

Anonymous

December 30 2005, 06:55:10 UTC 11 years ago

Maybe you can point out to me where in the original post it says 'MY MOTHER ENCOURAGES HER SON TO PLAY WITH GUNS.'

To me it looked more like, 'MY MOTHER IS TRYING TO PREVENT HER SON FROM BEING SHOT.'
Well, anonymous, erhaps you should point out in my post where I said the mother was encouraging the boy to play with guns?
Because a police officer doesn't want people doing drugs does not mean their parents encourage them to do drugs.

Anonymous

January 1 2006, 07:38:30 UTC 11 years ago

It was implied by your statement, "Therefore, most believe children shouldn't be encouraged to play with guns in any form."

If you were not referring to the original post, then this statement is a non sequitur.
I was referring to the original post, therefore it is logical. I was not however, referring to the younger brother of the original poster exclusively, but rather the other child mentioned, and children in general.

Hope that is soundly clarified for you. If not, let me know.