It was an October afternoon when 13-year-old Andy Lopez, wearing shorts and a blue sweatshirt, walked down a sidewalk in Santa Rosa, carrying a plastic pellet gun.
When Officer Erick Gelhaus, spotted the 5-foot-3 teenager, he thought the boy might be carrying an AK-47.
From 60 feet away, Gelhaus jumped out, crouched behind the door and shouted “Drop the gun!”
Naturally, Andy turned around at the sound of the office’s command. As he did, Gelhaus brutally fired eight shots into the boy, killing him instantly.
His police union pals hailed Gelhaus as a hero. The white elites who run Santa Rosa patted him on the back for doing a great job.
Now they’re asking the U.S. Supreme Court to shield the killer cop from being sued by Lopez’s parents.
They say gunning down a teenager in cold blood is OK.
The Los Angeles Times reports that Sonoma County’s white elite lawyers are urging the justices to “support the common sense proposition that officers need not wait for a gun to actually be leveled or pointed at them before responding with deadly force to protect themselves and the public.”
It’s a frightening Orwellian take, but it’s how the Police State rolls.