It's still leagal in the US to carry a gun (for now), unless they had reason to believe he was causing trouble, they should of left him alone.
The next time a cop gets shot in the face for 'no reason' remember this and all the other incidents where these jerks abuse their authority.
It's not illegal to have a rifle. It IS illegal to murder someone. Execute these buttholes.
The article doesn't make it entirely clear just WHERE the youngster was when ordered to drop the 'weapon'. Certainly kids play with toy guns, that's what they are made for. But where was this youngster at the time and what was he doing? People are, understandably, alarmed and frightened when they see anyone carrying something that looks even remotely like a weapon. In a world where middle school kids kill people that's not unreasonable. Perhaps, in today's world, letting kids HAVE such toys is no longer reasonable.
I think that the officers/police need to adopt the policy from the military , Do not fire unless fired upon, this will designate who is an enemy 100%. I can tell from the picture that this a toy gun. If you ever held an AK47 you know this is a bulky heavy weapon and not easily carried. The officer missed diagnosed the situation because he was not trained properly.
I feel for the parents for their lose, I played with toy guns all the time never did I have an issue with cops or any law enforcement over it.
This officer now has to live with knowing he gunned downed a child because he couldn't tell a toy from the real thing.
I like self-checkout and the newly redesigned Novato library entrance, with the new books right at the front. They've even removed the anti-theft sensors, so the whole process is very friendly -- like they trust you and they aren't too worried about people stealing information :-)
Sure, the 21st century takes some getting used to. But Kate should get a dog if she wants a friend. Librarians are too valuable to waste checking out books. They are available and happy to help, based on my recent visit.
Let's get real: there is not an infinite amount of money available for libraries, so automation is a good thing. And the Novato library is a beautiful place right next to a park and a bakery, so be happy, eh?
At Heritage Public House in Santa Rosa, we have found this as a good resource to offer fresh locally farmed products at our gastropub to local consumers while helping the farmers as well. It's a win for all concerned .
A wonderful idea!
welcome to a new philosophy:
NRA rednecks will rant about their 2nd amendment rights UNTIL it applies to minorities, then they wetting their overalls in fear!!
"In the turbulent 1960s, the bodacious Panthers advocated *ARMED SELF-DEFENSE*, fed the hungry and taught the illiterate".
"Stock up on ammo" is a poor response to a group who put their money where their mouth is in fighting inequity and helped the least fortunate in our communities!
My father was S.F.P.D., U.S. Department of the Treasury, "A.T. and F. and later I.R.S...Do not involve yourself in any interstate mailings involving funds of "ponzi nature.".......It will take you to the Federal system faster than you can spit...
Great article, thank you!
Criminal actions by local residents who don't need to get to Eureka.....Law enforcement was present and gave orders..."Stay out." ..No vigilante groups shall shut down Union work........It is against the law...Do not trespass......They may "Oak tree " for stepping on their job site...Use common sense. Stay out of their domain.........You maybe looking for another local heaven but Willits "Little Valley" is not it.....
Five acres of land with Redwoods does not pay the bills.....But income from five acres of great grapes will pay the bills....$100 K dollars..per year...
How did he get hurt? Did he let you walk with his crutches? Was it fun?
Guess I'll check the old armory and stock up on ammo while I'm at it.As the old saying goes,never can be too cautious.A vet.
Hi, Gabe et al.
I never got confirmation that my story was received. Were we supposed to? I just want to make sure I don't end up on the wall of shame. Because I even if I didn't get picked, I am a winner simply for being on time.
Where can we read all of them? Are they online, or can you put them up?
There is NOT one original Oak left in Oakland California. For 75 years we have been destroying our forests instead of growing hemp. How many golf courses and 'vineries' full of pesticides and harmful chemicals do we need?
What?! I got a teabag! What a waste of time!
Artesa would clear-cut 1.25 million board-feet of redwood and douglas fir at the site, based on 2004 inventory, according to what the project description in the EIR says would be logged. That sure sounds more like a "forest" than "agriculture", unless you define "forest" as "tree farming"....except that it's a final harvest forever -- converted to monoculture vineyards, not regenerating young forest after clear-cut.
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