Police Abuse

Baltimore Cops Shoot 13-Year-Old on One Year Anniversary of Freddie Gray Riots

"Police officers don't take days off," the police commissioner said.

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Police in East Baltimore shot a 13-year-old they say was armed with a "replica gun," the Baltimore Sun reports. Police say he was shot once and suffered non-fatal injuries.

According to police, cops saw the boy with what looked like a gun and "gave chase," as the Baltimore Sun described it. The police commissioner insists there's "no reason to believe that these officers acted inappropriately in any way," because they didn't know if the gun was real or not. Police also brought in the boy's mother for questioning, and the police commissioner said she said she knew her son had left the home with the "replica."

The shooting comes on the one year anniversary of riots that followed the death of Freddie Gray after he suffered life-threatening injuries during a police van ride. The police interaction with Gray also began when police gave chase, in that instance because Gray made eye contact with the officer.  He was eventually booked for possession of an illegal knife.

Maryland has some of the strictest gun, and knife, control laws in the country.

The police commissioner was asked about the shooting coming on the one year anniversary of the Freddie Gray riots. "Police officers don't take days off," he said. They have a lot of laws to give chase over.

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  1. The only good story here is that the kid was not killed. Thank the invisible sky god for that. Fucking idiot cops.

    1. Um, did you not see the part of the story where the cops got home safely?

      1. The detectives were not injured, Davis said.

        They were not injured running 150 feet and pulling a trigger. I’m so relieved.

    2. No dogs were killed, either.

    3. Like many college students, cops are triggered by any object that visually resembles a gun.

    4. Well, at least they tried.

    5. If the kid was carrying a fake gun and refused orders then the cops did nothing wrong. Lets wait untill all the facts are out before making unfounded comments

      1. The right to bear arms entitles him to carry a REAL gun, let alone a replica. So the policeman acted unconstitutionally and tyrannically, and thus deserves the appropriate fate.

    6. You point a gun at a cop, or you don’t drop a weapon – fake or not – when told to and expect to be shot. But I guess that Hyperion would immediately know a replica gun from a real gun. I’ve seen many replicas that I wouldn’t know from a real gun if they were side by side on a table. And certainly would’t know if someone was holding and/or pointing one at me and I had to make a split second decision. But then again, what do I know…only been around guns for about 40 years now.

      You really oughta call you local police station and offer to train them. Ya know, being an expert and all.

  2. It’s hard out there for a minister of defence.

    Maryland, and Baltimore, have some of the strictest knife control and gun control laws in the country, with police expected by the local government and the voters to support it to fight “gun violence” by pursuing

    Maryland has some of the strictest gun, and knife, control laws in the country.

    Calling the Department of Redundancy Department….
    Calling the Department of Redundancy Department….
    Calling the Department of Redundancy Department….

  3. I am pretty sure the police officer’s union is adamant that police officers take days off.

    1. Preferably ‘paid’ days off after incidents like this

    1. I like the cut of your jib.

      Promote that man.

      1. That article skipped over details reported elsewhere. Officer Rice pointed loaded guns at family members and then himself when the cops showed up. His local PD showed “professional courtesy” in not facilitating his suicidal desires. Rice was then likely involuntarily committed which would disqualify him from possessing a firearm if not for the “medical privacy” privilege enjoyed by the king’s men.

        Freddie Gray’s arrest record was violence free.

        1. Ahem. Lieutenant Rice. In charge of the people in charge.

          Hence my joke.

    2. Gray made eye contact with the officer

      Peasants need to learn their place and avert their eyes from their betters.

  4. Well, the Freddie Gray trial is coming up, again, looks like I get a few extra work from home days.

    1. Those 2 Libertarians will be winning all 450 City Council seats next election.

  5. Ok, thanks for the late day nutpunch.

    To counter, Song of the Day.

    1. I can dig it.

  6. I’ll have their Guts for Garters!!!!

  7. This is what happens when you get someone to taste the blood of Dracula:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdwPsiNhdQw

  8. Hey, you celebrate the day your way, and they’ll celebrate theirs.

    1. They’re a lot like those people going around shooting off their guns on holidays and at weddings. It’s just part of their culture. And since no culture is better than the other, you can’t tell them they’re wrong.

  9. “Police officers don’t take days off,”

    *Rigorous Applause*
    Oh, He wasn’t kidding?

  10. Suicide by cop. Will probably get more common, especially in Baltimore, where they dole out mental illness indoctrination on every corner.

    1. “We’ve decided to keep you here for another 50 Cycles! With Endless options for renewal!…..Endless options for renewal!….. Endless options for renewal!”

    2. Coming from the guy who wouldn’t care if they outlawed tobacco.

    3. Suicide? There are medicat…
      Oh.

    4. I’ve definitely considered this. Call the police, say there’s a guy with a gun who looks like a cop-hating classical-liberal half-kike, sit on a bench? and when the cops arrive reach for my backpack while loudly bellowing, “I’m grabbing my gun!”

      We’ll see. I’ve felt pretty good lately.

      1. I consider it my civic duty to try and persuade you not to do it.

        “Don’t do it”.

        There, now my conscience is clear.

        And Libertarians couldn’t afford the hit. It might take them a decade to replace you.

  11. “They have a lot of laws to give chase over.”

    Yup, the violent state has so many things the cops can go confront citizens over. Next thing the kings men will be sent after folks for having to large a soda. Thank goodness politicians aren’t tyranncal like that.

    1. How does one large a soda?

      /grammar po po

      1. Unlike Japanese, verbs are an open class in English. Now, I’m off to summer in the Cape!

        1. What are you, some kind of superhero in your off time?

          “We rejoin our hero, The Mulinguist, in his lair in the forest north of Orleans…”

          1. The Cunning Linguist.

  12. I actually saw a Police Lives Matter bumper sticker on this truck in front of me as I waited at a light this morning. I fear there are way too many people like that to make police accountability a thing in the near future.

    1. Yeah, my dad reflexively defends the pigs.

    2. That and that the activists (BLM) are intent on making it a race issue instead of a power and accountability issue. Nervous whites will respond by becoming more supportive of police. The conservative and liberal pols are more than happy to continue this charade because to do otherwise would make force them to actually rein in police, a politically unsavory task.

      1. Frick in mobile. Just drop make from that last sent tense.

        1. We understand. Tear is no edeit butt on for this site…..butt dey managed to put a pay for comment on top…….

          1. Hey, what about a pay-for-edit? Best of both worlds? Devs, what about it?

    3. They’ll die off, but it will take a while. My generation sucks in a lot of ways but I don’t think they’re too enamored of the pigs.

  13. Suicide by cop.

    My social research is lackluster, but this is the how two white middle-class meth-heads that I knew directly, in the early 2000’s, met their end. It was the in small beach community of Pierpont, in Ventura, CA. Unlike many other communities that wonder why the cops are Nazis and reply with protests, the Pierpont crowd responded with bumper stickers that read “Tweakers Suck”. No sympathy or empathy. Home prices skyrocketed and I left.

    1. Our bodies, our choices.

  14. The flip side: Tulsa volunteer deputy who shot man after mistaking gun for taser found guilty

    A bumbling Tulsa County Sheriff’s Officer volunteer who killed an unarmed suspect after mistaking a gun for a taser has been found guilty of second-degree manslaughter.

    Robert Bates, who was signed up as an Oklahoma sheriff’s deputy volunteer on bogus training paperwork, shot and killed Eric Harris in April 2015, when he didn’t know the difference between a taser and a pistol.

    “Oh, I shot him,” Bates said after pulling the trigger. “I’m sorry.”

    The accidental gunshot fractured two of Harris’ ribs and caused his lungs to collapse.

    The jury has recommended that Bates be locked up for four years behind bars for killing Harris, the maximum punishment allowed.

    Well I suppose he technically wasn’t behind the blue line.

    1. “I’m sorry.”

      This is how you know he had “bogus training”. Real cop training teaches them not shout “stop resisting” instead.

      1. TO shout

    2. Volunteer?

      So, not part of the union.

    3. And something else happened.

      Thing is, this really was one of the least worst killings by cop I’ve read about. There are so many others who deserve it and more who got off with nothing.

  15. You Americans and your barbaric holidays.

    1. What the fuck did you just fucking say about AMERICA you little bitch? I’ll have you know I graduated top of my class in the Navy Seals, and I’ve been involved in numerous secret raids on Al-Quaeda, and I have over 300 confirmed kills. I am trained in gorilla warfare and I’m the top sniper in the entire US armed forces. You are nothing to me but just another target. I will wipe you the fuck out with precision the likes of which has never been seen before on this Earth, mark my fucking words. You think you can get away with saying that shit to me over the Internet? Think again, fucker. As we speak I am contacting my secret network of spies across the USA and your IP is being traced right now so you better prepare for the storm, maggot. The storm that wipes out the pathetic little thing you call your life. You’re fucking dead, kid.

    2. I can be anywhere, anytime, and I can kill you in over seven hundred ways, and that’s just with my bare hands. Not only am I extensively trained in unarmed combat, but I have access to the entire arsenal of the United States Marine Corps and I will use it to its full extent to wipe your miserable ass off the face of the continent, you little shit. If only you could have known what unholy retribution your little “clever” comment was about to bring down upon you, maybe you would have held your fucking tongue. But you couldn’t, you didn’t, and now you’re paying the price, you goddamn idiot. I will shit fury all over you and you will drown in it. You’re fucking dead, kiddo.

      1. Fuck. This actually sounds like some (okay, a lot of) people I know.

        1. You went to gorilla warfare school too?

          1. That explains the bed/nest situation…

          2. And he’s in both the Navy and the Marines.

            1. Needs more poor grammar.

            2. Yes, he can sail the seven seas.

          3. Was Optimus Primal there?

      2. Your meme is old and tired. Needs more dank.

              1. Why does Ann Hathaway have B. M. Written on her hand?

                1. To remind herself which hand to use.

                2. Because she is awfully awful.

    3. Wait, are you not John Quincy Adams?

      1. I don’t give a fuck who he is or where he lives.He can count on me to be there to bring his fucking life to a hellish end. I’ll put him in so much fucking pain that it’ll make Jesus being nailed to a cross in the desert look like a fucking back massage on a tropical island. I don’t give a fuck how many reps he has or how tough you are IRL, how well you can fight, or how many fucking guns he owns to protect himself. I’ll fucking show up at his house when he isn’t home. I’ll turn all the lights on in his house, leave all the water running, open his fridge door and not close it, and turn his gas stove burners on and let them waste gas. He’s going to start stressing the fuck out, his blood pressure will triple, and he’ll have a fucking heart attack. He’ll go to the hospital for a heart operation, and the last thing he’ll see when he’s being put under in the operating room is me hovering above him, dressed like a doctor. When he wakes up after being operated on, wondering what ticking time bomb is in his chest waiting to go off. He’ll recover fully from his heart surgery. And when he walks out the front door of the hospital to go home I’ll run him over with my fucking car out of no where and kill him.

      2. I just want him to know how easily I could fucking destroy his pathetic excuse of a life, but how I’d rather go to a great fuckng length to make sure his last remaining days are spent in a living, breathing fucking hell. It’s too late to save himself, but he shouldn’t bother committing suicide either? I’ll fucking resuscitate him and kill him again myself that bitch-faced faggot. Welcome to hell, population: Quincy

        1. That’s funny.

        2. Yeah.

          You’re good at this.

          A little…too good.

        3. You know who else reacts violently when they’re accused of being violent?

          1. Donald Trump?

      3. He’s a medical examiner.

  16. They learned fuck all have they?

  17. WHEN ARE PARENTS GONNA PARENT. STOP GIVING YOUR KIDS THUG TOYS. IT’S SIMPLE. IT’S A LEGO? I DON’T CARE YOU CAN’T EXPECT COPS TO KNOW THIS. THEY HAVE TO GET HOME TO THEIR FAMILIES SAFELY!!! IF YOUR SIX YEAR-OLD CAN’T OBEY THEN THEY DESERVE TO BE HANDCUFFED AND IF THEY GIVE LIP DON’T EXPECT A POLITE TALK. EXPECT PAIN.

    1. WHEN ARE PARENTS GONNA PARENT.

      Wisconsin town wants to fine parents of bullies

      The state is the biggest bully of them all, and there’s no way this ordinance would ever be misused, no sirree.

      1. There are no cases but the cops (who shoot kids and dogs) want to be ‘proactive.’

        Yeah, that won’t end well.

        I’d move.

        1. “Proactive”, of course, being the opposite of “propassive”.

        2. Just beat the shit out of the bully instead. Fining the parents won’t work.

    2. Right on. The parents need to step up. They knew that kids get shot by authorities for playing with toy guns, but they decided to have kids anyway! We need to hold parents accountable for bearing children into this fucked up world. I say that no one should have kids if there is even a tiny chance that the kids might die. Make them prove their kids are immortal if they want a pregnancy license.

      1. If you let your kids play alone on the street with a toy gun, there is something seriously wrong with you as a parent. Of course that shouldn’t be illegal, but if something happens to your kids, it’s your fault.

        1. When I was 8, my paw sent me up the river with a rifle and a knife. He said, “if you want to eat this winter, you better shoot some deer”. And that’s what I did. And that’s how I’m telling you this story now….on the Internet. The more you know…

        2. When I was 8, my paw sent me up the river with a rifle and a knife. He said, “if you want to eat this winter, you better shoot some deer”. And that’s what I did. And that’s how I’m telling you this story now….on the Internet. The more you know…

          1. But I apparently missed all the squirrels.

        3. It’s hilarious, in an awful way, that this only seems to be a problem when some badge-wearing degenerate is involved.

        4. Rational Exuberance|4.27.16 @ 9:14PM|#
          “If you let your kids play alone on the street with a toy gun, there is something seriously wrong with you as a parent. Of course that shouldn’t be illegal, but if something happens to your kids, it’s your fault.”

          That kid was 13. If my parents knew what I was doing after dinner when I was 13, they wouldn’t have let me do that stuff.
          That’s the reason they didn’t know what I was doing, and I’m betting his parents didn’t know he was playing ‘pimps and gangstas’ or whatever.

  18. Is this a poon jab?

  19. Apparently, some student protests are useful.

    Students at some Chinese universities were told to work 12 hours a day as unpaid extras in a movie about the Long March (the heroic trek in which Mao’s army sadly and unfortunately held together under enemy pressure). For greater authenticity, the students would have to wear old smelly clothes just like their heroic Commie forebears.

    If they didn’t volunteer, the students’ grades would he harmed. But “a storm of online protests” supposedly got the adminstrators to back off.

    1. Red China must ensure all of its subjects’ offspring are appropriately instructed in absolute obedience to the state, lest free-thinking aberrations multiply without notice and begin a meaningful erosion of China’s Satanic government.

        1. I wonder if the United States would respond militarily in the event Red China invades Taiwain. Do we still possess the moral fiber necessary?

          1. I’m not a big military strategy guy, but from what I understand, the plan for the U.S. was to never militarily respond to an invasion of Taiwan. Instead the plan was to make it a floating fortress, and supply it with enough military equipment so that trying to invade would make Normandy look like a spin on the teacup ride at Disneyland.

            While the ChiComs, would probably love to conquer Taiwan for national pride reasons, it would be way too costly in terms of men, ships, and aircraft to bother. .Not to mention a potential political backlash, both at home and abroad. (Even in dictatorships, citizens tend to get pissed off when their leaders send their kids to die in pointless wars.)

            1. And quite frankly, all the U.S. would have to do is provide extra AEGIS ship coverage for tracking ChiCom aircraft. The PLAN (People’s Liberation Army Navy, because they are totally serious about their navy guys!) doesn’t have the landing craft capacity to handle a large scale amphibious operation they would need to take Formosa, and that doesn’t even begin to approach the multiple smaller islands Taiwan has fortified to guard the likely approaches to Formosa proper.

    2. “…the Long March (the heroic trek in which Mao’s army sadly and unfortunately held together under enemy pressure)”

      Not according to Jung Chang and Jon Halliday.

    3. Smelly clothes? Was the movie shot in Odorama?

      1. All the Chinese laundries are over here.

  20. What kind of idiot parents let their kids play alone on the street with a realistic looking gun?

    1. Parents who aren’t too fond of their kid and want a payout!

    2. The kind uncommonly unfamiliar with the state of American law enforcement?

      1. No matter the sorry state of American police, he would also have been at risk of getting shot wandering onto private property and waving a gun around.

        1. Most citizens don’t have the police unions backing them. So the safe assumption for any non-cop citizen is that some kid wandering around with something that looks like a gun is that it’s some kid with a toy gun. And those kind of situations can usually safely be resolved with a bit of “Hey kid, get off my lawn.”

          After all, I’d much rather be Timothy Loehmann than George Zimmerman. Admit it, you probably had to google Loehmann’s name to remember who he was, but you knew who Zimmerman was off the top of your head.

  21. “The police commissioner was asked about the shooting coming on the one year anniversary of the Freddie Gray riots. “Police officers don’t take days off,” he said”

    And why is that?

    1. Because every day on the job is as fun as a vacation?

    2. In my town they work three 12s and have 4 days completely off. Balmer needs a better union.

  22. You know who else didn’t take a day off from killing people?

    1. Ebola hemorrhagic fever?

    2. Pol Pot? Mao? Stalin? Che?

    3. My bosses?…

  23. “David Poon1 day ago
    It’s a bit disturbing that even none of the extras are people of colour.?”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHzbS2y4ips

    BABY JEBUS. THEY’RE EVERYWHERE!

    It’s David POON TIME!

    1. They’re similar to the fungal parasites in ‘The Last of Us’. You need to wear a special mask to avoid contamination.

  24. More of that progressive compassion and intelligence:

    http://bit.ly/1qVQgIx

    Will Ferrell thinks Reagan + Alzheimer + Lena Dunham = FUNNY!

    1. I honestly can’t think of a single so-called “comedian” as unfunny and retarded as Ferrell.

      1. To be fair, it’s unclear it’s a comedy but we can be excused for thinking it is given the people involved; plus whatever Dunham is.

        1. Although I don’t think Ferrell does ‘serious’ so..

          1. But he doesn’t do comedy, either.

          2. It’s that stage of the comedian career though and I could totally see him doing it. Think Robin Williams or Jim Carrey in their serious roles.

      2. “I honestly can’t think of a single so-called “comedian” as unfunny and retarded as Ferrell.”

        Know you not Adam Sandler?

  25. Also in protest news:

    One of David Horowitz’s groups has been circulating posters at some California universities calling out anti-Israel BDS boycotters by name and saying they are allies of terrorists and promoters of “Jew Hatred.”

    At San Diego State University, protesters denounced the university president for not denouncing the posters. “Students say [[President Elliott] Hirshman took nearly two weeks to respond. They are also upset because his response stated that the flyers were free speech.”

    Hirshman tried to escape the campus in a police car, but demonstrators surrounded the car to stop it from leaving.

    1. President Elliott Hirshman

      Yeah. Good luck, BDS(M)ers. You couldn’t get a more Jewish name than if his name were Jewy McHebrewstein. While it’s not always certain, I strongly doubt Hirshman is sympathetic to your “Kristallnacht Lite” campaign.

      1. You know…and I know this is totally out of left field…could it be that their rage against him has something to do with him being Jewish?

          1. HM, just re-read Keay (“China, a History”) on the Yuan dynasty. He and Weatherford cite the same references for that dynasty and describe it differently to say the least. If you don’t have it, you might find it interesting.
            And then someone here recommended Asbridges’ “The Crusades..” (the comment was along the lines of ‘how can anyone pass on a history of The Crusades?’ Identify yourself! It was GOOD.) which also refers to the Mongols ‘invading’ the near and middle east. Hey, I got time, so long as my clients don’t gripe!

            1. Something else good to read would be a history of China’s Cultural Revolution. The teachers got turned upon by their students.

        1. You can’t possibly think that there’s some overlap between the BDS movement and anti-Semites?

          1. The Venn diagram of that would be identical in shape to one circle.

    2. So, these kids don’t understand the concept of free speech — and if they do, they’re utterly contemptuous of it.

      Fuck them.

      1. Now the President is apologizing to the Muslim students.

        The protesters are getting little Sharia-erections from seeing the Jew cower before them.

        Fuck the protesters, read the riot act, if they don’t disperse bring out the tear gas and fire hoses.

        Throw them out of the university and if they’re not American citizens throw them out of the country.

        1. And compare the article’s inaccurate summary of the posters to the posters themselves (link above).

          1. Here’s a story from early 2015

            David Horowitz called San Diego State University a hotbed of anti-Semitism, local mainstream Jewish leaders disagreed.

            “Tina Malka, associate regional director of the Anti-Defamation League in San Diego, said she works with student groups at SDSU and saw the list as unfair to the school.

            “”It’s utterly ridiculous to call San Diego State University an anti-Semitic university,” she said. “I don’t believe Jewish students on campus feel it’s an anti-Semitic environment.”…

            “While [Michael] Rabkin [of the San Diego Hillel] said it sometimes is hard to tell when a discussion crosses the line toward anti-Semitism, he also sees the universities as supportive of Jewish students and the free exchange of ideas.”

    3. I wish these Abrahamic nutcases (Christians, Arabs, Jews) would keep their crap in the Middle East, where it belongs. Go shoot each other if you like and stop bothering the rest of the world.

      1. My brother keeps telling me that monotheism, with its absolutism, is the cause of most of the worlds problems. He may be right.

  26. Wow I just looked at the comments section of the “Trump hates NAFTA” article. Hazelmeade was on fire. She’s absolutely right: every ‘libertarian’ not 100% dead-set against Trump from the get-go is a traitorous cunt. The only error she makes is that it’s for a lot more reasons than trade.

    1. The Canadian Wall is gettin’ taller.

      1. And you and Lena Dunham and Justin Trudeau are gonna pay for it.

        1. Cool story bro. Tell the one about Trump wanting to legalize drugs next.

      2. No you’re just getting shorter. Side effect of your missing chromosome.

    2. I don’t remember seeing any sort of real endorsement of Trump from the peanut gallery. At best, the libertarian argument for Trump is that he’s another politician, and one who is way over his head. So he probably won’t get around to doing whatever he said he was going to do.

      If you want to know Trump’s policy positions, you would have better luck consulting a magic 8-ball than asking Trump. Since he doesn’t bother reading his policy papers, and if you don’t like his policy, he will change it tomorrow. And that is somehow a stark contrast to the libertarian argument for Hillary. She’s so corrupt that she’s probably not going to upset the status quo too much.

  27. She said she was leaving to call the hospital when officers handcuffed her and put her in a police car.

    “It was humiliating,” she said.

    She said she was taken to a police station and asked questions. At one point, she said, she was put in a cell. She said officers told her she was being belligerent.

    After two hours, she estimated, she was driven to the hospital: “I begged them to take me.”

    Besides the old standby, BFYTW, was there any pretense of legality with handcuffing, kidnapping, and caging of his mother?

    “We shot your kid for nothing. So you’re under arrest.”

  28. “We can’t allow someone to walk down the street in broad daylight anywhere in Baltimore with what looks to be a semiautomatic pistol in their hand.”

    “Gun control” as an excuse to shoot the peasants.

    I’m sure BLM will be coming out with a full throated defense of the 2nd amendment any day now, and how gun control laws are creating situations where black kids are killed by cops.

  29. Cop talks to the older brother:

    “But if he not pointing it at police, why do they got the right to shoot?” the young man asks.

    “He did,” Garrity says.

    Anyone actually believe this, that cops let a kid point a gun at them, and didn’t *immediately* open fire instead of chasing the kid for 150 yards before shooting?

    Because that’s what a black kid in Baltimore with a BB gun is going to do, right? Point the BB gun at armed cops.

  30. This is awesome.

    Variety runs a pro gun-control article about how the Hollywood set is finally coming together to rid the country of the deadly scourge of firearms.

    It’s the usual idiotic pap by the usual idiotic pap smearers but what’s great is that every single comment (as of this post) is pro-gun. Every one. I’ve never seen that before on a major mainstream publication.

    And that’s a lefty-ish rag that’s read by raging lefties and not one will make a comment?

    I like to point out to pro-gun doomsayers that when you look at comments on sites that allow up or down votes pro-gun comments routinely get 10-1 or better up to down votes and pro-control votes the opposite.

    The pro-control side is passionate but delusional in that they they think they can win but they do not have all the resources they need to make it happen.

    Sure they have most the media and a major political party but aside from that they don’t have most of the police and the military is sure not on their side. And despite their claims they do not have a majority of Americans or states behind them. Plus they don’t have any other armed group they can count on to do their dirty work. There are armed lefties and proggies but how many would step up? Not enough to make a difference I’ll warrant.

    1. Yeah this is one hill I think American libertarians have definitely got taken and secured for the most part. Still haven’t taken it all ie repealed the 1930’s Firearms Act but I don’t see the gun-grabbers making any serious advances even after Hillary becomes president.

      1. Ruger and S&W’s stock on the other hand…

    2. “It’s the usual idiotic pap by the usual idiotic pap smearers but what’s great is that every single comment (as of this post) is pro-gun. Every one. I’ve never seen that before on a major mainstream publication.”

      The SF Chron/Gate/whatever is left enough to capsize to port. Regardless, the comments on the articles tend to be far right of that.
      I don’t know why, but I can tell you it affects the low-info SF voters not one bit; they vote for Peskin, Kim, Campos and others who will smile, tell the voters they are really concerned, while grabbing their wallets.
      The voters won’t care; they presume those twits are grabbing the other guy’s wallet. And then they’ll vote for them again after their wallets are gone and the proggies tell ’em it was the evil capitalists who stole them!

    3. The Underwoods as everyone understands by now are murderous sociopaths lusting for absolute power leaving a string of dead bodies in their wake ? Essentially they are poster children for the existence of the 2nd amendment that the founders envisioned.

  31. Fundraiser for John McCain and other Rs arrested for running methlab.

    Obviously I’m anti-drug war and dismayed that in a supposedly free country you can be arrested for this sort of thing, however the hypocrisy of working for people who actively prosecute the drug war and have indirectly imprisoned millions of innocent people but being in the drug trade herself, is sickening.

    1. Call it the Hastert rule V2: You are allowed to feel a certain amount of schadenfreude when you see people get busted for the same bullshit laws they promoted.

  32. “Investigating police-involved shootings is a sacred obligation to this police department,” he said. “We’re going to get it right.”

    He also said that he had “no reason to believe that these officers acted inappropriately whatsoever at this moment.”

    That obligation is so sacred he didn’t seem to waste time with an investigation of the facts before drawing a conclusion.

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  35. Let’s say police make the opposite assumption when they see a youngster – twelve or thirteen years old – with something that looks like it could be a gun. Suppose they assume it is a non-lethal toy, replica, or other object, like a piece of rubber tubing. Lastly, suppose they took context or surroundings into account: does the boy appear to be in a situation where a crime may occur?

    How much danger would police be in if they assumed what is almost certainly the truth in every case: that the boy is not carrying a gun, that the person they are now so ready to shoot does not need to be shot for their own safety? Remarkable is that police never address this question, no matter how many youngsters they wound or kill.

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  37. The 12 year old with an ‘airsoft’ gun disobeyed police officers. Airsoft guns shoot a light plastic ball about 10′, and are indistinguishable from the actual firearms they are made to replicate beyond arms length. One of the consequences of letting children use these things without an adult in the immediate area supervising them, is cops being called out on a report of some unknown person with a gun in their hand. The kid knew he was harmless and acted accordingly with the judgement of a 12 year old. The cops acted well within their rules of engagement for investigating an armed individual. That is bad news on both sides, and had bad consequences for immature judgement on the part of the child.

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