Louisiana Police Officers Charged in Murder of Six-Year-Old Boy

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  1. steve knight macrumors 68020

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    at least they can't say he was armed or a threat. I saw that the other day but I bet they get off.
     
  2. IHelpId10t5 macrumors 6502

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    This one will be interesting to watch. Very little information to go on from the current coverage but to charge them so quickly and to have found no gun in the vehicle is a bad sign for the offices involved and worse for the Father and child.

    It'll be interesting to see what the reaction is to a white man and his son being shot by black officers. If it were the other way around then there would be an immediate and overwhelming outcry. It's unfortunate that the Internet seems to enable the social intensification of events such as this. What we don't see in the news, or on the Internet, are the thousands of police interactions a day that are handled well. Nor do we often see the many police interactions a day that overstep their authority and ignore the constitution and it's protections.

    Therefore, body cameras are an exceptional use of modern technology that offers protections to everyone. We'll have to watch this story and eventually see the footage for ourselves to know what actually happened. It's certainly tragic for the little boy no matter what actually happened. One or more of the parties involved made very bad decisions and the child payed the price.
     
  3. FieldingMellish Suspended

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    That's terrible and those perpetrators need to be tried.

    The majority of murdered young are shot by perpetrators that may never be found, much less tried.

    While most appear to prefer finding and citing Police shootings, what's less in vogue these days is talking about the high number of children being shot by stray bullets while on the street or at home, mostly in the inner cities.

    Links easily found from this year. All different incidents. There are more. None of it making headlines because it fails to meet the desired narrative.

    http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/ma...md-ci-bystander-shootings-20151005-story.html

    http://m.koat.com/news/heavy-police-presence-closes-i40-west-at-unser/35947470

    http://www.theindychannel.com/news/local-news/multiple-people-shot-on-citys-north-side

    http://ktla.com/2015/09/23/3-children-wounded-in-shooting-at-south-l-a-taco-stand/

    http://www.theleafchronicle.com/sto...ce-still-searching-shooting-suspect/73439442/

    http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/gen...ng-of-boy-4-playing-in-front-of-highland-home

    http://www.wthr.com/story/30071202/4-shot-including-1-juvenile-on-north-side

    http://m.wmctv.com/wmctv/pm_/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=od:a0rZhTD2

    http://www.myfoxmemphis.com/story/30149532/child-struck-by-gunfire-while-asleep-in-her-home
     
  4. thekev macrumors 604

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    I would agree those are terrible. Officers are employed by the state, so they should be held to a reasonably high standard of conduct. I watched the video on this one. The police representative basically revealed anything he could reveal. He seemed confident that two people would be charged due to camera footage of the event. He didn't mention anything about other officers, because if they didn't mishandle the situation, he doesn't want to ruin their lives and careers simply for being present.
     
  5. Meister Suspended

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    Why not?

    The little guy probably went for their gun.
     
  6. Happybunny macrumors 68000

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    IMO you answered your own question, it was precisely the fact that the two officers were charged with murder, that stopped the outcry. The outcry normally happens because in many cases the officers get the benefit of the doubt via a "Grand Jury" or are simply not charged.:(
     
  7. bandrews macrumors 6502a

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    @Meister Just have a day off kicking the hornets' nest once in a while.
     
  8. FieldingMellish Suspended

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    This issue seems to have faded from the news. Nor has there been activity on the part of Black Lives Matter.
     
  9. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    Charges were bought...
     
  10. sim667 macrumors 65816

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    Why would there be? The victims were caucasian :confused:
     

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