Pic of the gun he was carrying
Police rolled up on him and tried for a while to get him to drop the gun. He refused. They tased him twice but it was ineffective. He turned and pointed the gun at the officers. They shot him twice. He died.
It isn't being reported but he had a real handgun in his backpack.
This happened yesterday. You guessed it. The NAACP reared its ugly head and started the obligatory hootin' and hollerin'. I'm not gonna bother covering what they said. You've heard it all before. Release all video. He was a good kid. Everyone loved him. Cops are evil. BLAH BLAH BLAH...
Now for the rest of the story.
This kid transferred this year to the high school my sons attend. He was rarely ever there. And when he was he was acting up and getting in "trouble". Among other things he was caught several times smoking pot on the bus and at school. He was never disciplined. He was a bad enough person that the other black students wouldn't have anything to do with him. He had a chance at a good school and blew it.
A memorial service was held for him. There has been no local coverage so I assume no one showed up. And there were only about 20 people at the NAACP rally and most of them were white teen SJUWs.
By the way, he had skipped the entire week of the shooting. And because of this losers actions there are six officers on administrative leave pending an investigation.
I am speaking of the life of a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers, but borrowed from his children; who has undertaken to cherish it and do it no damage, not because he is duty-bound, but because he loves the world and loves his children… - Wendell Berry, 1971