The Mayor of Cleveland Ohio is as black as President Obama
The Chief of Police in Cleveland is black
The 911 operator is black
The 12 year old guy pointing a gun at strangers near a transit station is black
The caller to 911 – having learned from NBC and George Zimmerman – twice refuses to answer the question “Is he white or black?” And only answers “black” when the tone of voice suggests he will be in trouble if he doesn’t answer her question.
The “replica” handgun is not a “toy” gun as the illiterate press are reporting. It fires pellets at high velocity capable of injury or death. Since 2002, the City of Cleveland considers BB and Pellet guns to be “firearms” in every legal sense. The ordinance was passed following a murder in 2001. Real guns don’t have orange tips.
The police account is that upon arriving, they ordered the young man to put his arms in the air. He didn’t. Instead he reached for his waistband to pull out the handgun. One of the two officers fired twice. The 12 year old died in the hospital.
His mother lives across the street and doesn’t understand why her son is dead. She already has an attorney to play the lawsuit lottery.
The skin color and/or ethnic identity of the police officers has not been mentioned in the press. A visit by Al Sharpton seems unlikely.