Saw this on my news page. Figured I'd go ahead and get this ball rolling. A bit editorialized, but here you go. On one hand, I can understand caution. Kid walking around with an airsoft gun that looks all but real, since he removed the orange tip that comes standard with them. ...not that they would've been able to tell, since they drove up within mere feet the kid, putting themselves in immediate danger, jumped out, and shot him without ever having ascertained the situation. Hell, even if he were a threat to public safety, those are some pretty terrible tactics. Then they lied about it. Said the park was crowded, they gave him three warnings, and he went for the gun in his waistband. As you can tell from the video, none of that was true. But, per the prosecutor, his shooting has been deemed justified. Considering this was one of the cases that kicked off the BLM movement, I can't imagine anything good coming from this. For anyone wanting to jump in and defend the police on this matter, remember this. Not all cops are bad. Most, I'd say, are good people wanting to do the best they can in a one of the most difficult jobs around. But some aren't. Some merely inept and stupid. Some are just scum. When you try to protect the actions of bad cops, you put the good ones in danger by their association. When the system covers up their deeds, it makes people distrust them. The best thing anyone can do for the police are to protect and stand beside those who deserve protecting, and call those who don't. So remember that before you jump in and agree with the judgement. Because that video? The actions of those two police after the fact? They all show you're arguing for the indefensible.