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Sat Aug 30, 2014, 10:18 PM

 

Inside the final minutes before Andy Lopez's toy-gun death

Moments before 13-year-old Andy Lopez was fatally shot by a Sonoma County sheriff's deputy who mistook his replica AK-47 pellet gun for a real rifle, a man in a truck drove by the boy and felt a surge of worry.

"Hey. Throw that thing away," the truck driver recalled yelling out his window. "Police behind!"

Andy didn't listen as he walked toward a field near his home on the edge of Santa Rosa. And the driver kept going.

The witness later told authorities he thought the gun was a plastic toy - but he wasn't certain. He also recalled the sound of shots

http://www.sfgate.com/crime/article/Inside-the-final-minutes-before-Andy-Lopez-s-5607654.php#photo-6570803



So the "Eye Witness" knew it was a TOY GUN - but the Weapons Expert couldn't tell and shot a 13 yr old boy dead

BTW: the police STILL have not released the cell phone video confiscated from eye witnesses

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FreakinDJ Aug 2014 OP
etherealtruth Aug 2014 #1
Duckhunter935 Aug 2014 #2
CANDO Aug 2014 #3
FreakinDJ Aug 2014 #4
Duckhunter935 Aug 2014 #5

Response to FreakinDJ (Original post)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 10:25 PM

1. Just another story of police defending themselves ....

...from scary unarmed people of color

Ass holes

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Response to FreakinDJ (Original post)

Sun Aug 31, 2014, 05:29 AM

2. which ones real

 



Toy guns should not look like real ones. They also put that orange tip on for a reason, notice it has been removed.

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Response to Duckhunter935 (Reply #2)

Sun Aug 31, 2014, 06:06 AM

3. Sadly

 

In far too many situations, the color of the person carrying the weapon (real or toy) determines how fearful or trigger happy the police response is.

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Response to Duckhunter935 (Reply #2)

Sun Aug 31, 2014, 07:20 AM

4. The "Untrained Witness" knew it was a TOY

 

whats wrong with your boy

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Response to FreakinDJ (Reply #4)

Sun Aug 31, 2014, 07:36 AM

5. my boy?

 

I do not have any children

Sure he did, I believe his story. Easy to say that after the fact. Now if there was video of that made.

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