Child Gunned Down by Cop for Answering Door Holding Wii Controller (VIDEO)

Child Gunned Down by Cop for Answering Door Holding Wii Controller (VIDEO)

 A Wii Remote In No Way Resembles A Firearm

EUHARLEE, Ga. — A Euharlee police officer opened fire on 17-year-old Christopher Roupe while serving a warrant for probation violation on the child’s father, claiming the boy pointed a gun at her. [contextly_auto_sidebar id=”W9abAk74pg3dSkLBKMrKzF8pM8gDLG3f”]

But when neighbors ran up the home, they instead found a Wii remote in the boy’s dead hands.

According to the attorney for the family, Cole Law, “The eyewitnesses on the scene clearly state that he had a Wii controller in his hand. He heard a knock at the door. He asked who it was, there was no response so he opened the door and upon opening the door he was immediately shot in the chest.”

The victim, a student at Woodland High School, aspired to join the Marines and participated in his school’s ROTC program.

The officer responsible for the shooting is currently on administrative leave.

How much longer will Americans tolerate the shield of “qualified immunity” that allows police officers to put their lives before those of the citizens they are allegedly sworn to protect?  This shooting comes on the heels of the decision to put the eight Los Angeles police officers responsible for firing 103 shots at two women in a pickup truck delivering newspapers back on the streets with no punishment.

According to the district attorney in that case, the police officers “honestly and reasonably believed” that an armed suspect was driving the truck. Just like this police officer probably “honestly and reasonably” believed that this 17-year-old child’s Wii remote was a gun.

So much for “protect and serve.”  Welcome to “shoot first, justify later.”


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  • Tevis T
    February 19, 2014, 1:07 pm

    This officer should be Daniel Pearled on live TV.

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  • JasonC
    February 19, 2014, 1:07 pm

    This just in: The Chief Of Police lauds the action of the officer and is not worried about a law suit because future taxpayers will pay for it anyway.
    Watch for some half-brained LEO to justify this in these comments.

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  • NO WAY
    February 19, 2014, 1:08 pm

    Just finished reading the article on the teen answering the door and then being shot by an officer. With all the crazies out there these days, ya never know who will be answering the door. I say, just toss in tear gas right off the bat. Get all those crazies out there and then ask questions.

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  • Wayne Dorniels
    February 19, 2014, 1:08 pm

    Wake up and smell The Police State you are living in!

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  • BOB
    February 19, 2014, 1:09 pm

    Anyone else tire of this…. stuff…. yet?

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