The St. Louis Police Department tweeted “Kids will be Kids?” Thursday morning in a post about the death of Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old who was fatally shot by a police officer while playing with a toy gun, inciting backlash and explanation by the author of the post.
The tweet, which was deleted within hours of being posted, said, “Kids will be Kids? On November 22nd 2014, a Cleveland Police Officer shot 12 year old Tamir Rice who had his…” and then included a link to a St. Louis County Police City of Fenton Precinct Facebook post about Airsoft pistols.
The Facebook post, which has also since been deleted, contained advice for parents of children with toy guns, saying “Your children should have rules for ‘toy’ guns that mirror the rules of a real weapon… Warn them that these ‘toys’ do look like real guns and could result in the…
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