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? asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 1 week ago

"Hands up Don't shoot" - Why was 13-year old Adam Toledo killed for complying with officers demands?

had his hands up just as they asked. 


the order to drop the gun were followed. The officer demanded he drop the gun and show him his hands...which he did. 

96 Answers

  • 7 days ago

    He wasn't shot for complying, he was shot because he gave police a reason to think he was armed with a gun.

    Why are you telling lies?

  • 1 week ago

    He DID NOT!  I live in suburban Chicago, and the kid was carrying a gun.  A security camera that the TV networks did not air, showed that he threw his gun through an opening in the alley fence when the cop confronted him.  Then, within 1/2 of a second, he turned around and raised his hand.  The cop had only 1/2 second to see whether the kid was carrying the gun.

    LOCAL TV stations showed the security camera video, but the national TV networks did not show that the kid WAS carrying a gun as he was being pursued.

  • 1 week ago

    Another Chicago story. A kid turns to the gun at 12 and is killed in an alley at 2:30AM at 13. The killing was justified. The only reason that he didn't turn and shot the cop was because he was out of bullets.

    In a nano second what's your decision. Isn't this the old Oke Doke? He's raising his left hand and turns and shoots you. I'm sorry. I'm not waiting to find out. I'm shooting.

    He played himself. He could have thrown the gun away when he was running down the alley. Then the gun would not have been at issue. But he thought that he'd do the old Oke Doke. You'd relax and then he turn and shoot you. Then he realized he had no more bullets. You shot him, just like you were supposed to do. You're no fool.

    He's dead because he played himself.

  • 1 week ago

    If they dug deep enough they could blame you. 

  • 1 week ago

    I love the way you guys skip over most of the story to string together an out of context bit of lies. He's a 13 year old kid firing a gun at 2:30 in the morning. Where are his parents, first of all? Second, and to your point, you obviously haven't watched the video. The way he "dropped his gun" made it look like he was still holding it when he brought his hands up, thus making any reasonable person take a shot. Please stop the fantasy BLM nonsense. It's getting old and tired.

  • Anonymous
    1 week ago

    A gun was found on the other side of the fence where the kid was standing. None of us knows what the whole story is.

  • 1 week ago

    We'll just gloss over that Toledo was firing said gun at passing cars, apparently for fun.  2:30 AM isn't known for being the brightest time of day, and running from the pursuing officer while holding the gun only to whip around a bare half-second after throwing said firearm behind a fence out of the cop's line of sight probably had something to do with it.

    But know what an even better question would be, that I'm not hearing much of in the news?  Who was it that put the gun in the boy's hand to begin with?

  • ron h
    Lv 7
    1 week ago

    He wasn't 13. He was a man with a gun. Running.   Which reminds me, Michael Brown didn't say that before he was shot. He DID reach in to the cop's car and attack him. And he was shot.  (His parents ALSO let their son down.)

  • 1 week ago

    Very funny,,he was running from the cops,,AND he was armed with a gun.

    Have you not seen the body-cam footage yet, it is viral.

    Good way to get shot.

  • Anonymous
    1 week ago

    Tell me again why was the 13 year old carrying airsoft gun in the middle of the night.

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