Cop shoots caretaker of autistic man playing in the street with toy truck

When a 23-year-old autistic man carrying a toy truck wandered from a mental health center out into the street Monday, a worker there named Charles Kinsey went to retrieve him.

A few minutes later the autistic man was still sitting cross-legged blocking the roadway while playing with the small, rectangular white toy. And Kinsey was prone on the ground next to him — a bullet from an assault rifle fired by a police officer having struck his leg.

“He throws his hands up in the air and says, ‘Don’t shoot me.’ They say lie on the ground, so he does,” Kinsey’s attorney Hilton Napoleon said Wednesday. “He’s on his back with his hands in the air trying to convince the other guy to lie down. It doesn’t make any sense.”

…Kinsey said when he asked the officer why he fired his weapon, the cop responded, “I don’t know.”

This is bizarre, never should have happened.

  • When things like this happen I always look to Bob Owens for good analysis.

    “When you look at the totality of the circumstances, I’m about 95% convinced that this shooting was a negligent discharge, fired by scared officer with less than competent training in the use of their firearms, no doubt on-edge as a result of the rash of recent ambushes of police officers by domestic terrorists affiliated with the Black Lives Matter movement”.

    • Very possible.

    • Slickfoot

      My take too.

    • FactsWillOut

      That’s a crime, and the cop should be held accountable.

      • Clink9

        Now there will be a rash of Autistic Caretakers shooting police.

        • FactsWillOut

          So, instead of “I dindu nuffin.”
          It’ll be “He was makin fun of me!”

          • Clink9

            Like Slapshot: “They brought their fuckin toys”!

        • Only in Wynne’s Ontario.

      • I completely agree.

      • Bataviawillem

        He will.

    • I think so, too, but it still smells.

      THIS is an incident when people should be outraged, not any of the other thugs.

  • Clink9

    I’ve heard of “shoot first, ask questions later” but this might be stretching it.

  • pdxnag

    Some cops should not be cops. Locally, we previously required a college degree to become a cop. Not any more.

    • lolwut?

      In Vancouver they’re flooding my area with 5 foot nothing, 130lb dykes.
      Gastown and the DTES is now a Kathleen Wynne with guns wearing ill fitting vests convention

      The gang unit that police Yaletown and Granville street is all Chinese
      and East indian immigrants who are very chummy with the local drug dealers
      because they’re from the same towns.

  • irishrus

    Just maybe… all this black lives matter / police hatred incompetency is a direct result of modern societal breakdown and God’s abandonment due to political correct rule and establishment?
    If so not much chance for improvement

  • The Butterfly

    America is a country of 300,000,000+ people. On any given day there will be a lousy cop doing a bad job somewhere. But with the nature of mass media today and the 24 hour news cycle it seems like a constant barrage of these events everywhere.

  • lolwut?

    I’m curious why the person who shot this removed the actual shooting from the video.