Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Who needs enemies

When you can have friends like these?
Tonight, a large crowd gathered to remember Gray, and it apparently became unruly as the crowd walked between the shooting location and the 67th Precinct at Snyder Avenue near Nostrand—there were reports that bottles were thrown at police officers. NBC New York estimated the crowd at 70, and the Post says a crowd looted a Rite Aid. The manager said, "They poured in here like 40 or 50 of them. They pulled the registers off the counters, they flipped over everything. They punched me in the face. Several of them did, not just one [person.] It was insane." City Council Member Jumaane Williams lamented that a "peaceful vigil that devolved into a riot. The youth in this community have no outlets for their anger, no community center."
Yea, Jumaane, I'm sure it's because they didn't have a community center. So who is Gray, and why are they remembering him?
NYPD spokesman Paul Browne had said yesterday, "After the anti-crime sergeant and police officer told the suspect to show his hands, which was heard by witnesses, Gray produced a revolver and pointed it at the officers, who fired a total of 11 rounds, striking Gray several times." Police sources also told the News that "Gray has four prior arrests, including charges of grand larceny, possession of stolen property and inciting a riot." Still, Gray's sister Mahnefah Gray said that a witness told her that Kimani was adjusting for his belt and that even if he had a gun, he wouldn't point it at the police.
So let me get this straight. A 16 year old thug wanna-be with that prior, in possession of an illegal firearm in the grandest city of the world, wouldn't point said weapon at the police? You know, yesterday, I listed a bridge in Brooklyn for sale actually. I really like the part about his prior of inciting riots, in which he is remembered by.

Maybe more telling though.

the officers, who fired a total of 11 rounds, striking Gray several times.
What is several? 2? 3? 4? Out of 11 total shots fired, they hit 18-36%. Although this is higher than the statistical average, it's still a poor performance.

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