Friday, December 20, 2013
SUPPORT FOR COPS IN BROOKLYN SHOOTING
The Brownsville section of Brooklyn is a tough, crime infested neighborhood. The kind of place where one would expect there to be community outrage over the shooting of a 15-year-old by police. But when I drove to the scene of such a shooting to report for 1010 WINS, I found that everyone I interviewed thought it tragic that it happened, but showed support for what the cops did.
Police say someone in the neighborhood told them the teen had a gun. When they approached, he ran, but then turned and pointed the gun at them. That's when they opened fire, shooting him. He was rushed to a hospital where he is expected to recover.
Many residents say they welcome a strong police presence because of all the crime, especially around and in a massive public housing project. Several suggested that this is the unfortunate outcome when you go on the street brandishing a gun - especially when you point it at the police.
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