Skip to comments.Angry crowd gathers after Missouri police shoot teen
Posted on 08/10/2014 3:22:06 PM PDT by Morgana
FERGUSON, Mo. - A large crowd of angry residents confronted police officers in Missouri on Saturday afternoon, yelling such things as "kill the police" after an officer fatally shot a teenager who witnesses say was unarmed.
Officer Brian Schellman, spokesman for the St. Louis County Police Department, said "a couple hundred" people came out of apartment buildings after an officer shot and killed the young man. Schellman did not identify the male or say what prompted the shooting.
But family members and witnesses identified the young man as 18-year-old Michael Brown. Multiple witnesses said Brown had no weapon on him and had his hands up in the air but was shot by authorities multiple times, CBS affiliate KMOV reported.
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Maybe the kid “turned and reached into his waistband:
That excuse usually works for the cops.
The police just don’t get it. When the first shot comes at them they will rethink what they do.
Well, Ociffer... Splain to me yer justification for shootin an unarmed kid like a rabid dog with mange...
It’s all they have to say and the police department will back them up to the end.
Just say he looked a lot like a pit bull, half the people on FR will cheer his demise & praise the cops
All the blacks ran out of the public housing yelling kill the cops.... I bet that cop was reaching for a full magazine.
There isn’t enough information to know if it was a clean shooting or not. It’s the multiple shots that concerns me. More gun control at the target range is needed.
When they were “Peace Officers” the Jack booted thug would be in cuffs, facing a minimum of 5 years for Manslaughter for SHOOTING AN UNARMED PERSON.
There is No Such Thing as a “Clean Shoot” if the other person is UNARMED, it is MURDER.
Is there something hiding in there?
Could you please your thoughts on Travon Martin vs. George Zimmerman. That one seemed like a good shoot to me.
And then turned back around so he got shot in the back. Hey no dogs were available. What's a cop gonna do?
Yeah so is cops shooting unarmed people.
must be a slow night on the “high school teacher has sex with student” front.
By “clean shooting,” I mean justifiable homicide or use of deadly force, and whether or not the people investigating the shooting will rule determine if it is justifiable. I still don’t know all the details, or if the cop made a reasonable decision.
In don’t accept your definition of a clean shoot. For instance, if I awake at night to find someone has broken into my home, that person will be dead weather or not he or she is armed. I’m not going to take a chance on anyone in my family being hurt. likewise, if I’m walking on the street, and someone decides to play the knockout game with me, I will kill that person or persons, if I can. Fists, boots, and teeth can be deadly arms when wielded by the right person.
I’m don’t know if this cop should be charged with murder, or cleared for justifiable use of deadly force. I’ll let the people investigating it come to their conclusion, and see if I agree or disagree with them.
It’s alarming that these sorts of incidents are on the rise. I was not there, so I cannot make a determination whether it was justified or not, but I gotta say, cops are opening up on folks a whole lot now days.
It’s a two-way street.....Da Hood is a lot more dangerous these days as well.
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