When Cleveland police  shot dead 12-year-old Tamir Rice crime: being black whilst in possession of a toy gun we wondered what had happened.

Well, here’s the video:

 

 

Reason notes:

There could be more than 300 million (real) guns in America, and an infinitesimally small proportion are used to commit crimes. Politically expedient fearmongering over guns, however, can lead to frivolous 911 calls that, in combination with trigger-happy yet largely immune cops, can be fatal.