On Twitter Vlogger Dstorm started a list of things black people cannot do in and around police officers or in regular life. This is not a direct quote, but he said you can’t wear hoodies, you can’t eat skittles, you cant even breath without dieing.
Well we would love to add to this list, and say if you have young children you better stop purchasing toy guns for them. The old days of playing cops and robbers in your back yard or at the park are over.
An 11 year old Illinois boy was arrested after playing with his toy gun. The Granite City police are saying that they are justified in his arrest because a pointed it at someone.
Chris Fulton,11, explained that his toy gun did not have any plastic balls in it and he took it out of his pocket while he crossed the street near a laundry mat at the intersection of Nameoki Road and East 23d street.
He said he had been playing with the gun with his brothers and some of his friends.
“I was fake shooting with my brother and others,” Fulton said.
According to the police however the child was accused of pulling the gun out and pointing it to a driver who told the boy to hurry up and cross the street.
“The juvenile in the green shirt pointed what appeared to be a real gun as he walked towards the sidewalk,” said Granite City Police Chief Richard Miller.
According to the news
Police said they saw the toy gun in Fulton’s front pocket when they arrived. Miller told News 4 officers on the scene drew their weapons, but did not know Fulton’s age and did not know the gun was a toy.
“As they pulled on the lot they did not know his age, they did not know it was toy,” Miller said.
Miller also said police did not read Fulton his rights and were under no obligation to do so because they did not question him.
Fulton’s family said the accusations by police are false. Fulton’s mother said she is upset with how police handled the situation. She wants all charges dropped
We are just happy Chris came out of this situation alive! check out the video below and let us know what you think about this story.