GUN Protesters outraged by police shooting some scumbag kid

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  1. TL1000RSquid

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    http://www.nbc5.com/news/9644162/detail.html

    Protesters Outraged By Police Shooting Of Teen
    Boy Critically Wounded; Mom Says 'This Isn't Right'

    POSTED: 9:35 pm CDT August 7, 2006
    UPDATED: 12:07 pm CDT August 8, 2006
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    CHICAGO -- Chicago police officers shot and critically wounded a teenage boy who pointed a gun at them near the Cabrini-Green housing complex on the Near North Side Monday night, a police spokesman said.

    Near North District officers shot the teen, identified as 14-year-old Ellis Woodland, multiple times after he pulled a chrome gun from his pocket and began raising it at the officers at the Cabrini Green housing projects, police News Affairs Deputy Director Pat Camden said. The boy and another teen, currently in custody, were suspected in an armed robbery.

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    "Armed robbery is somebody putting a gun in your face saying, 'Give me your money,'" said police spokesman Pat Camden. "A police officer defending himself when he tells you to put (your) hands up and you come out with a gun, it is what it is."

    Woodland's mother obviously disagrees.

    "My son stayed in school -- he is a 'B' student and doesn't mess with nobody," said mother Lillian Strong. "They didn't have to shoot him like that. I don't think this was right."

    NBC5's Kim Vatis reported Tuesday morning that some witnesses said that it looked like the teen was leaning over to put the gun down when the shots were fired.

    That discrepency is part of what sparked a protest Monday night, in which dozens of area residents and family members gathered at Children's Memorial Hospital and later at the scene of the shooting.

    NBC5's Amy Jacobson reported that extra police were called to Children's Memorial Hospital for security purposes as dozens of the boy's family members and friends tried to get into the hospital. Police said the boy's father is a high-ranking gang member and they did not want anyone to retaliate.

    Community activists expressed outrage at the shooting, marching from Children's Memorial Hospital to the 18th District.

    "Another black man has been shot down by the police," said Fred Hampton Jr. "Excessive force is putting it mildly. Our babies aren't even immune to this."

    A Near North District sergeant was flagged down around 330 W. Division St. about 5:10 p.m. by a victim who pointed out the offenders, saying they tried to rob the victim at gunpoint, Camden said. The offenders saw the victim talking to the sergeant and they bolted. The sergeant provided a description of the suspects over police radio.

    A squad car containing uniformed officers spotted a boy matching the description of a suspect at Clybourn and Division. The boy had his hands in his pockets when the officers got out of their vehicle, Camden said. They announced they were police officers and ordered the boy to put his hands up, Camden added.

    Woodland pulled his hands out of his pocket and in one hand had a chrome handgun that he raised toward the officers, Camden said. The officers fired several times at the boy, hitting him.

    "My nephew was going to put the gun down, and that's when they started to fire shots," said the boy's uncle. "They should have taken more precautions. They need to take more caution with these young teens and realize that everyone young isn't a threat to them."

    Doctors at Children's Memorial Hospital, where the teen remained in critical but stable condition Tuesday morning, said Woodland was shot three times, in the stomach, arm, and leg, Vatis reported.

    Camden said the second suspect, also about 13 to 14 years old, was arrested in the area and another weapon was recovered. No charges had been filed as of about 8 p.m., he added.

    The officer who fired the shots was being interviewed Monday night.

    Results of a roundtable discussion into the shooting, to be held Monday night, will be available some time Tuesday, Camden said.

    More protests are expected at Caprini Green throughout the day Tuesday.

    Additional information provided by the Chicago Sun-Times
     
  2. PanzerAce

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    lol, I love these articles where the parents say that the perp was 'a good kid with a long, succesful life ahead of him'.

    the police did the right thing based on whats in the article.
     
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    Everybody's son is an angel. Sure he gets B's in school, but he is dumb enough to point a gun at a cop. It's hard to come to the conclusion that a person just might have deserved it, if that person was your child...so I understand that. But I dont see how anyone else can say the officer did wrong.
     
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    I'm sorry... if your child robs or tries to rob someone at gunpoint, you can assume that that child is very willing to harm people. If he raised the gun at all without being commanded to do so by the officers, they did the exact right thing by shooting him.

    I don't see how they can say he was a good kid if he's 14, with a gun and just tried to rob someone at gunpoint...

    From what's in the article, it was completely justified.
     
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    It was a fake gun. This is totally plausible.
     
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    they should have also arrested the father since he was a "hi-ranked" gangster.

    To me, the cop did the right thing.
     
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    it was a chrome pistol...




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    justified shooting to me. What makes me mad about the whole thing is though, that the cop was a lousy enough shot to shoot him 3 times and only hit once center mass. That's crappy if you ask me.
     
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    wtf a 14 year old robbing people is messed up. that little shit deserved it.
     
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    sounds like the cop did his job
     
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    how is that anything other than what we WANT our cops to do?
     
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    It looks like the kid is still alive actually. Though I guess he did bite the dust when he fell on his face.
     
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    You know theres no way to say this without coming off as racist and thats certainly not the intention but seriously why whenever a black person is killed by the police does it have to turn into "white man be holdin us down and killin our babies." Just once in the news article I would like to see someone in the local community go "good for the police, I'd like to see this slum cleaned up and its never acceptable for someone to raise a gun to the police." Of course if someone did that it might very well not be newspaper worthy. Will the poor black community ever stop playing the race card and get serious about trying to get their communities straightened out instead of blaming others?
     
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    Simply put, no. They are raised that way and too immature and stupid to figure it out, except for a select few who are hardly ever heard.
     
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    Cosby said it... then the black community flamed him as a "traitor". Go figure.
     
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    Blacks embrace crime and the life of a gangster. Even rich black kids in upstanding neighborhoods have gold teeth, big chains, blast gangsta rap, etc. Its so stupid and annoying.
     
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    Not all of us do. I :bowdown: to Bill Cosby and Shelby Steele.
    Black Conservative gun toting small business owner here
     
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    You ought to be ashamed...
     
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    *another media sob story* boo fucking hoo
     
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    It sounds justfied to me. Too bad they didn't kill the little fucker. Now he gets to testify in court how he was dropping the gun when they shot him.
     

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