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Old 01-05-2012, 08:20 PM   #16
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I think there was only one gangsta rap reference, as Friggin' Cobbler was clearly naming a Pearl Jam song with a chorus of "glorified version of a pellet gun."
Fuck da Police was also posted.
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Old 01-05-2012, 08:23 PM   #17
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Very sad.

I think the police response was appropriate under the circumstances.

To them, it appeared to be lethal weapon.


I'm wondering if this is could be a case of suicide by police?
He was told to drop the weapon, but continued to
brandish it.
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Old 01-05-2012, 08:26 PM   #18
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I suspect it was more a case of being 13 (or 12, whatever). I can remember being 13, and really, you can get yourself out on that metaphorical ledge and not even know it.
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Old 01-05-2012, 08:29 PM   #19
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i suspect it was more a case of being 13 (or 12, whatever). I can remember being 13, and really, you can get yourself out on that metaphorical ledge and not even know it.
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Jesus, is that what eighth-grade means in america. Ok. 15 is getting up there.
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Jesus, is that what eighth-grade means in america. Ok. 15 is getting up there.
Most eighth graders start eighth grade at 13 and turn 14 during their eighth grade year. A kid in eighth grade right now was probably born in 1997 or 1998.
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Ok. Well my 'grade eight' (as we called it; not in America) was something that generally happened in the year that you turned 13.
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Old 01-05-2012, 09:13 PM   #24
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I hate to say it but I have a few students that probably wouldn't have had the good sense to put the gun down when the police were aiming at them.

"You can't tell me what to do. . ." etc etc.

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Old 01-05-2012, 09:15 PM   #25
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Wouldn't be surprised that the kid was deeply depressed and committed suicide by cop.
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I hate to say it but I have a few students that probably wouldn't have had the good sense to put the gun down when the police were aiming at them.
I went to speak at a career day at a high school last fall. One of the teachers said to me "too bad you're not a criminal law lawyer, I could point out a few good clients for you here."
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^Ouch.

I wouldn't go that far. My students are basically good kids, but some of them tend to insist upon "standing their ground" and showing they "don't care" even when it's to their own disadvantage to do so.
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In a related story...

Sarah McKinley: Teen mom shoots dead intruder a week after baby's father died of cancer | Mail Online

Like the pellet gun incident, justified-to-shoot

Smart of the mom to call 911 first.
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Not really related. One is a story of self defense and one was questioning if police did the right thing.
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A 15 year old pointing a gun at someone would put them at 100% self defense mode.
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