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Calif. sheriff's deputies shoot, kill 13-year-old

• AP
A Northern California community is anguished over the fatal police shooting of a popular, 13-year-old boy who had been carrying a pellet gun that looked like an assault rifle.

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Comment by Ed Price
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The lesson is, we all need to start carrying assault rifles, and pistols in our waistbands. And we need to start traveling it groups. And we need to start filing law suits against cops for just being there. And lawsuits against city officials for having a police department and hiring cops.

Comment by Powell Gammill
Entered on:  - read how differently this AFP article's version is from the posted story: ".... The child, identified as Andy Lopez and described in media reports as popular in his school, was walking down a street on Tuesday when sheriff's deputies saw him carrying what appeared to be a rifle.

They ordered him to drop it and "and at some point immediately thereafter, the deputies fired several rounds from their handguns at the subject striking him several times," according to a statement from the Sonoma county sheriff's office...."

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