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six year old boy, WTF

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Marko82

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Jul 15 2013 at 10:20pm #

The boy tried to steal a bike, then went for the cops GUN! Unbelievable! I hope they get that child some help.

http://www.wpxi.com/news/news/local/boy-6-accused-trying-steal-bicycle-attacking-polic/nYrB3/


salty

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Jul 15 2013 at 10:50pm #

Well, that’s still better than I thought a message with that title was going to go…


StuInMcCandless

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Jul 16 2013 at 2:55am #

Have you ever read the book “One Child”, by Torey Hayden? It’s about a teacher and one six-year-old girl who had a police history a mile long, including attempted murder, and follows the teacher’s successful efforts to reverse the direction of her life.

Things happen for a reason. I’m sure there is more to the story than is being said here, just as there was a lot to be revealed in Hayden’s girl’s story. Individual, group, family, societal — stuff is likely messed up at every level, and this is more a symptom than a cause.


edmonds59

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Jul 16 2013 at 5:57am #

Jesus that’s messed up. That kid’s mother needs to spend a night in jail. I don’t give a shit about “other circumstances”.


jonawebb

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Jul 16 2013 at 6:30am #

@salty, yeah, I thought this was the third cyclist death in a month or so.


Jacob McCrea

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Jul 16 2013 at 7:49am #

The story and the parent’s comments remind me of a certain old Warren Zevon song.


Mick

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Jul 16 2013 at 10:52am #

I dont’ know about the kid. Doesnt’ look like he has good prospects.

On the other hand, what about the officer? Google yields this:

http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/local/neighborhoods-city/officer-cleared-in-off-duty-assault-on-south-side-345500/

So it wasn’t criminal. Paul Abel still SHOULD NOT BE ON THE POLICE FORCE. He is not what I call a reliable witness.

We need a civilian review board with teeth.

Lately there’s been twice that I’ve seen the name of an officer that SHOULD NOT BE ON THE FORCE associated with bicycle crimes.

It’s a shame about the kid and there doesnt’ seem to be much we can do about that, but we can all call for a powerful civilian police review board.

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