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    UK Birmingham: Police force CHILDREN to ground at GUNPOINT

    What a country - police pointing machine guns at children
    the youngest is 15 but looks 12, after a tip off a gunman was in their house or something.
    Distrubing





    'THIS HAS DESTROYED US' Mum slams armed cops who marched her terrified pyjama-clad children into street and forced them to the ground at gunpoint

    Furious mum says it 'breaks her heart' to think her kids were 'led into the road like criminals' during raid



    The woman’s children, aged 15, 16, 18 and 21, were removed from the house in Handsworth as locals watched on.
    Officers swooped on the property in Pretoria Road, Bordesley Green, at around midday.
    A number of officers, police dogs and a force helicopter can clearly be seen in the video.
    West Midlands Police later revealed they were acting on a tip-off, adding they were working with “good intent”.
    The youngsters were lined up in the road covered by officers with machine-guns, forced to lie down and handcuffed.
    She said: "They were absolutely petrified and hadn't got a clue what was going on. To think they were led into the road like criminals breaks my heart.
    "They are in shock at the moment and are receiving support from our wider family.
    "The police broke the fence at the bottom of my garden, left my home a mess and haven't even had the decency to apologise."
    The mum said she believes the call was "malicious", but said she has "no idea" who could have made it.


    https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/331290...d-at-gunpoint/

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    They where just making sure that the kids where moved to a safe place until they got the gunman.

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    A storm in a tea cup.

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    Did I miss where they were forcing them down at gunpoint?

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    They must be the only white children in Handsworth, surely grounds for suspicion.

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    So finger-pointing is the new gunpoint?

    Thailands fucked then.

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    it's just the white feet that 'distrubs' the op.

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    Would it be surprising to anyone here if I said I was forced down at gunpoint more than once, and never arrested?

    Once when I was about 14 or 15 and about 300-400 meters from my house at like 11PM.

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    It all looked quite peaceful to me. I didn't actually see anyone "at gunpoint"

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    As we all know, this is clearly fake news since police do not go into Birmingham according to Fox News.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blue
    children, aged 15, 16, 18 and 21,
    Yeah well, I reckon after a report of a man with a gun in the house, if I was a cop I'd treat these "children" with my own safety and that of the neighbours in mind, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam
    Yeah well, I reckon after a report of a man with a gun in the house, if I was a cop I'd treat these "children" with my own safety and that of the neighbours in mind, too.
    Unless, of course, it had "America" in the headline.

    Then, of course, shitstorm.

    Usual comeback to this would be:

    "Thats because if it was America, they would be dead"

    Etc....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slick View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam
    Yeah well, I reckon after a report of a man with a gun in the house, if I was a cop I'd treat these "children" with my own safety and that of the neighbours in mind, too.
    Unless, of course, it had "America" in the headline.

    Then, of course, shitstorm.

    Usual comeback to this would be:

    "Thats because if it was America, they would be dead"

    Etc....
    Mmmm, nooo. These days you can't be too careful. Teenagers do pack, especially in the US.
    Now if they body-slammed them, or shot them when unarmed, it would be a different matter.

    You're so cynical.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam
    Now if they body-slammed them, or shot them when unarmed, it would be a different matter.
    This is such a buzzword type statement.

    Because hypotheticals are so fun, lets try one.

    If those "children" didn't, in fact, go to the ground, and continually provoked police, and decided to advance with, say, their hands in their pockets all aggressive like, and the police are there for a firearms related call, and one "child" gets shot....

    And it was later found that he was unarmed....

    This is usually where people all talk about "Why didn't they use pepper spray" or "Shoot him in the leg" or some such nonsense in a tense-as-fuck potentially life or death situation....

    This is usually what happens in the USA. Rarely is someone just killed, but it has happened.

    "POLICE SHOOT UNARMED MAN"

    "POLICE SHOOT UNARMED TEEN"

    Etc...

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    Anyway its all about context. Getting shot and not having a gun on you isn't the end-all of it.

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