Originally Posted by Lbedrock1
That still doesnt tell the story, point is he should have never appraoched the kid becasue he had no right. The police are hired and trained to handle situations like this. Now when the man shot him and realize he made a mistake you dont think he went into damage control and busted his own nose and rolled around in the grass or maybe he had the gun drawn and the kid panic and went into fight mold thinking this guy was a murderer? If a guy approaches me with a gun and I dont know he is a cop it will be a fight to the death.
The details of what actually led up to this can't be determined from either story. My take is that the guy approached the kid (who was only visiting the neighborhood and NOT a resident), asked him where he was headed, and the kid gave him attitude, and it went downhill from there. Either could have walked away - a polite response would have certainly been an end to the situation. Don't know - wasn't there.
My biggest problem with this is the Yahoo story itself - which is pure yellow journalism specifically intended to incite idiots like Bump and Wickedson into indignant fits of liberal outrage.