Cop Pulls Gun on 5th Grade Black Boys For Building a Treehouse

Georgia cop pulls gun on black children because building a tree house is ‘hazardous’OUTRAGE! This officer has demonstrated he has a lack of restraint and has no business being on a police force. He wants to kill and he’ll start with an 11 year old black kid. He is filled with so much rage he’s ready to shoot and kill a kid for building a treehouse.

Where is the damn threat to make him pull out his gun and point it in an 11 year old’s face while hurling foul language at him? This is straight up assault on a child and the cop needs to be prosecuted for this.  If this cop is pulling out his weapon on kids playing in a tree,  how would he react in a more complicated situation where the person isn’t breaking the law or being violent? According to 911 records, Henry County Police were called after a neighbor noticed the children “chopping off tree limbs,” an activity she claimed was hurting the environment and creating “tripping hazards.”

Police arrived on scene to find 11-year-old Omari Grant and his friends playing in a small patch of trees, prompting at least one officer to reportedly draw his firearm and force the boys to the ground.

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9 Responses to Cop Pulls Gun on 5th Grade Black Boys For Building a Treehouse

  1. vitaminlover says:

    This is sooooo ridiculous.

  2. Study: Both Public, Police View Black Kids As Older, Less Innocent Than Whites

    If I were to tell anyone of color with a clue that White children are given the benefit of the doubt and Black kids are not, I imagine the response would be, “And water is wet.”

    Indeed it is, but it’s always good to know something you know to be true anecdotally confirmed and conflated with analysis. According to new research published by the American Psychological Association, Black boys as young as 10 are proven to not be given the same presumption of childhood innocence as their White peers. Instead, they’re considered to be much older than what they are, perceived to be guilty, and face police violence if accused of a crime.

    The study, published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, sought to examine the extent to which the racial bias exists and how significant the consequences are. Speaking on the report, Phillip Atiba Goff, PhD, explained, “Children in most societies are considered to be in a distinct group with characteristics, such as innocence and the need for protection. Our research found that Black boys can be seen as responsible for their actions at an age when White boys still benefit from the assumption that children are essentially innocent.”

    Some of the findings include:

    – Researchers reviewed police officers’ personnel records to determine use of force while on duty and found that those who dehumanized Blacks were more likely to have used force against a Black child in custody than officers who did not dehumanize Blacks. The study described use of force as takedown or wrist lock; kicking or punching; striking with a blunt object; using a police dog, restraints or hobbling; or using tear gas, electric shock or killing. Only dehumanization and not police officers’ prejudice against Blacks — conscious or not — was linked to violent encounters with Black children in custody, according to the study.

  3. In light of this article; I think you may want to remove the photo of the little shoe stealer.
    Some crazed cowboy might call it evidence.
    If I was King of the world….

    • Ametia says:

      Ha! funny you should mention our little “shoe stealer.” That pic was part of a twitter trend last year on our kids being criminals just for the being black.

      • Odd how this nation has come to represent the best and the worst of so many things. In many cases it used to represent the best and now represents the worst. In some cases both simultaneously. A place to be proud of; a political arena and governmental morality to cause the most callous criminal to hide in shame.
        There are more things to bring shame on a nation than torture and human rights violations although; God knows; we have had our share and still are having our share of both of those as well. So much so that a discussion of that subject opens a vista filled with the suffering and degradation of the untold numbers of the victims of our self-righteousness.
        God save the children; whose light shines out and refuses to be hidden.
        Would that we could all relate to one another with the innocence of such ones.
        I just know that “Little Shoe Stealer” would never have me water-boarded to find out where my friends live so she could get their shoes too or even consider whether I was too light or too dark or too red or too yellow before asking for my help or giving hers.

      • Ametia says:

        angrymanspeaks, your presence has truly been missed here. Thank you for the commentary. We really appreciate you.

  4. rikyrah says:

    They criminalize our children for being CHILDREN

    • Ametia says:

      Oh the absolute HORROR! They’re trying to wipe our children off the face of the planet.

      Little black boys are building TREE HOUSES and it’s threatening the neighbors!


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