A 15 year old boy has been shot dead in a skate park in Australia after allegedly threatening police with knives he had stolen from a department store. Someone called the police after he had been spotted acting 'erratically'. The police claim they fired warning shots, and even if all this is true, does it justify fully grown coppers shooting a teenage boy several times? Surely they're trained to take people down safely? Especially someone who doesn't have a gun, who is smaller than them, just a kid who nicked some knives.
The boy is said to be a member of a naionalist organisation called Southern Cross. This is mentioned in the article as though it is somehow relevant but without any real explanation. Anyone shed any light?
15 year old boy. Shot dead by cops. December 2008. What's going on here?