Thursday, September 15, 2016

"Tyree King, 13, Fatally Shot by Police in Columbus, Ohio"

"Police were called to a report of a group of people — including one armed with a gun — demanding money at 7:42 p.m. ET."
Officers arriving at the scene saw three people matching the suspects' descriptions around a block away. However, when they attempted to speak with them, two of the males ran away, police said.

"Officers followed the males to the alley ... and attempted to take them into custody when one suspect pulled a gun from his waistband," it added. "One officer shot and struck the suspect multiple times."

King was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead at 8:22 p.m.
I'm assuming the deceased teenager was an African American person of color... otherwise why would this police shooting be compared to other police shootings involving African Americans persons of color.
The incident in Columbus comes almost two years after 12-year-old Tamir Rice was shot dead by a police officer in Cleveland.

Rice, a black sixth-grade student, was holding a pellet gun when the officer shot him within two seconds of arriving at the scene.
So, I guess we are about to go on a merry go round again. Brace yourselves.

Why is Hitler doing traffic?


Evi L. Bloggerlady said...

Pulling a gun from his wasteband sort of invites the cops to shoot you.

Maybe Tyree should have taken a knee instead.

edutcher said...

"Gun in waistband" pretty much says it.

Jim in St Louis said...

More data needed.

Lem said...

Here is a tweet purporting to show the gun pulled by the teen.

Link -

Another tweet claimed the gun had a lazer.

Rabel said...

Good photo, Lem. Gun looks like Magnum P.I. to me.

Lem said...

Big settlement awards in cases of police shootings... of AA persons of color.

I'm just going to put this out there...

If a mother buys their kids a toy gun... should America have a conversation?

Lem said...

I guess the idea is if you obsess about Hitler, you start to see Hitler in lots of places.

Is it possible that could happen if a person thinks about racism... a lot.

Does Confirmation Bias work that way?

I asked Scott Adams but he doesn't answer every question.

rcocean said...

Tyree King? Yeah, he's black.

rcocean said...

He was probably out for some skittels and some target practice when the racist pigs shot him for no reason.

rcocean said...

I've heard, he shouted "Don't shoot" and raised his hands before the cops killed him.

Sixty Grit said...

Just saw his name printed as "Tyre King". If that's correct, a great future awaited him in England.