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Fri Sep 6, 2013, 10:46 AM

While gun violence has dropped off the radar, a little boy in TX fights for his life.

This is unconscionable. It is sickening.

Note there is a video on the story page and a picture of the boy in hospital.


White Dallas man shoots 8-year-old black boy in the face as he plays ‘tag’

By David Edwards
Friday, September 6, 2013 9:47 EDT

Donald Maiden Jr. recovers from being shot in the face (KTVT)

An 8-year-old African-American boy in Texas is struggling to recover after being shot in the face by a 46-year-old white man, but authorities have not been able to determine a motive.

Dallas police said that Donald Maiden Jr., who had just celebrated his 8th birthday on Sunday, was playing tag outside his apartment complex on Tuesday. According to his grandmother, Maiden ran inside to get some toys and was shot as came back outside.

Witnesses told police that 46-year-old Brian Cloninger had been seen waiving a handgun at people prior to the shooting, The Dallas Morning News reported.

Police reports said that Cloninger was seen standing beside his pickup truck as the boy was bleeding, and a witness asked him if he shot the boy...more

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Reply While gun violence has dropped off the radar, a little boy in TX fights for his life. (Original post)
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JustAnotherGen Sep 2013 #1
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Response to Skidmore (Original post)

Fri Sep 6, 2013, 10:53 AM

1. He was charged with injury to a child

Not good enough! I don't care if he has a $2.1 million dollar bond on his stupid ass. His "right" to stand outside and wave a fucking gun and his cavalier attitude of “Yes I shot that kid,” Cloninger reportedly said tells me all I need to know.

Cue the Greek Chorus saying he (the shooter) was standing his fucking ground and the kid once upon a time . . . one day two years ago wore a hoodie' and once upon a time took a ball from someone in preschool and was looking suspicious . . . and therefore that jackhammer had the right. Because he was a violent scary looking thug and well - we know he was going to grow up to be one.

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Response to JustAnotherGen (Reply #1)

Sat Sep 7, 2013, 01:01 AM

2. Do we actually know

that his attitude was cavalier? I haven't seen any reportage to that effect. (Not yet, anyway.)

I think we need be careful not to read into the accounts facts that aren't there.

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