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Video Of Man Nearly Shot By Police Shown In UK Schools!!

By Mark Cowan

Birmingham Evening Mail
BIRMINGHAM, United Kingdom — This is the moment a teenager with a toy
gun was seconds away from being shot by armed police officers.
The striking CCTV footage shows the un-named man being confronted by
cops called to reports that someone was walking down the street flashing
what was thought to be a real weapon.
But as the police approached, the man pulled the 'gun' from his
jacket to throw to the ground — and armed officers drew their pistols.
"One later said how he began squeezing the trigger and was literally
just a couple of millimetres from taking a shot," said police firearms
trainer Rob Pedley.
"This lad came close to being killed and all because he fooling around with a toy gun and tried to worry people."


The drama took place at the junction of Newman Road and High Street, in Erdington, at 7.50pm on July 29, 2007.


It was only after the incident had ended that police realised the gun was a toy.


The CCTV footage is part of a new presentation that has been shown to
10,000 pupils across the region in an effort to steer teenagers away
from gun crime and "de-glamourise" gang culture.
The hard-hitting Guns & Knives Take Lives project was launched a
year ago and features a moving talk from Marcia Shakespeare, mother of
innocent Aston shooting victim Letisha Shakespeare.

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  • Pesky kids. They never learn.

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  • Does everything have to be a drama with people?? Bunch of frightened women and half men out there in power right now. Mistake was made, no one died, very few people would ever do this kind of thing...but nooooooooo, it has to be made into an incident and shown to the children. FEAR FEAR FEAR FEAR

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  • Rolling up in the Audi, that's boss cop style right there.

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  • caning should be legal in a situation like this not to the extent of singapore , I've seen the way they do it, but just a small reminder of why people should not do this.

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  • why the hell did he fucking pull the gun out........

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    • @Naos Fear does funny things to a kid. When I was a teenager I got my personal stereo and baseball caps snatched off me a couple of times so I bought a taser from an older dodgy kid at school for protection. Next time 2 Asian kids tried to mug me in the town center I gave one of them 10,000 volts in the chest and he hit the deck twitching, needless to say his friend didn't stick around long enough to give the same treatment to. I was about 10 yards from my house when an armed response Land Rover More..

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  • If this was America that kid would be dead. It's a shame American Police can't keep so cool under pressure and judge situation to this degree before they decide to shoot/taze/tackle.

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  • you complaining assholes.
    that Cop has only one life to protect first, his or her own.
    When you approach the bad people out there and they have a viewable weapon, toy or not, you must assume first, its a weapon that can kill you.
    If you fail to drop the weapon on command, be prepared to take the consequences, get shot.
    that Cop has every right to go home and see their families as much as we all do at the end of a shift.
    toy gun or real gun, be prepared to be shot if you fail to respond to a ser More..

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  • yet again the police over react to "protect" us. fucking chumps

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