Quote (Thor123422 @ Oct 24 2020 08:06pm)
No reason to assume.
I've heard from literally dozens of black people that they got that talk.
Hell, Tamir Rice was gunned down for having a toy gun within 2 seconds of the officer arriving on the scene. It's very much something that happens.
This story is pretty misleading with Tamir Rice.
Say what you want, but the kid was 12 years old, was chasing people around the park with an airsoft replica gun with the Orange tip removed. Officers were not aware this was a fake gun. And when officers arrived, he drew the gun from his waist band and aimed it at the officer. The officer shot one bullet which sadly killed Tamir.
I have serious concerns with his the parents. He learned this behavior from somewhere, and I'm wondering what he was all exposed to. I also believe that it is realistic for an 12-year old to know how to operate a firearm if they have been exposed to it.
This is the airsoft replica.
As for me, I too had "the talk" with my parents in one form or another. Everybody should be made aware to keep your hands on the wheel, to follow and listen to the officers directives. Fight it in court if you have been wronged. Most people I talk to also have had similar upbringings.This post was edited by GLYC123 on Oct 24 2020 08:09pm