Sunday, August 10, 2014

Excluded by intersectionality: Two white males shot by police while holding toy guns, one while holding a WII controller

Deputy who killed California 13-year-old holding toy gun will not face charges - NY Daily News: "Deputy Erik Gelhaus thought Andy Lopez was holding a real AK-47 — not a BB gun — when he fatally shot him seven times, Sonoma County's District Attorney ruled Monday."

Georgia Teen Answers Door With Wii Controller in Hand . . . Police Officer Shots And Kills Teen | JONATHAN TURLEY: "Christopher Roupe, 17, was a ROTC student at at Woodland High School in Georgia who dreamed of serving his country in the Marines. That dream came to an end when he answered a knock on the door of his trailer home. He found himself face-to-face with Euharlee police officers who promptly shot him to death. An officer said that she saw a weapon in his hand. It turned out to be a Wii controller."

Another Kid with a Toy Gun Shot by Cops | The Daily Sheeple: "A 14 year old boy in Battle Creek, Michigan is the latest victim of a gunshot inflicted by a police officer. His crime? Carrying a toy gun that looked “like a large caliber handgun”. Nick King was walking up the street on Saturday afternoon when an observer called 911 to report “a man with a gun outside a convenience store.”"

ETA: Unarmed white man killed by black cop.

The reason the media pays little attention to unarmed white males getting shot by the police is not because it doesn't happen, but because no one thinks it's unfair—they only think it's unfortunate, and being unlucky is rarely news.