I wonder why this didn't make the front page of this board. It's had plenty of time.
Witnesses said a man -- whom neighbors did not recognize and was wearing only one shoe -- was handing out free firecrackers to children playing tag in the parking lot.
The man had a brief exchange with Maiden, who then started running back toward his apartment. Witnesses said the man pulled out a handgun and fired twice at the child, hitting him once in the cheek.
"Did you shoot that boy? He said, 'Yeah, I shot him.' I said, 'Why?'" Taplin said.
But Cloninger only muttered words that didn't make sense, he said.
Half-hearted and obligatory "sure, kill him bla bla whatever" CYA statements by the racist right to ensue.