Pubdate: Sat, 30 Sep 2000
Source: Modesto Bee, The (CA)
Copyright: 2000 The Modesto Bee
Author: Don Erickson Jr.


Isn't it just about time for the police in our "free" country be held 
accountable for their "mistakes"? Another innocent shot dead by the only 
people in this world who should find themselves limited by gun control, the 
police themselves.

I am sickened to hear an 11-year-old boy pays the ultimate price. Many a 
question comes to mind, but this one sticks out like a very big red flag -- 
why did the raid happen when it did, before school when children were there?

The reason the gun discharged a lethal slug into the back of this innocent: 
a mistake. Forgive me if I don't buy into that; there are just too many 
mistakes happening in the world by people who should never make a mistake. 
Never. This should be called murder and prosecuted as such.


Riverbank, Sept. 14 
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