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‘They Are Babies!’: Watch As Bystanders Beg Cops Not To Shoot As They Hold Five Black Kids At Gunpoint

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A video emerged this week of five black children being held at gunpoint by Clayton County, Georgia law enforcement.

The incident reportedly happened on Monday evening.

“Today in Clayton County, GA a officer decided to pull his gun out on 5 black teenagers about 13-15 yrs old for going through the neighborhood cut to the store,” a caption on the video reads. “I’m assuming he thought they were robbing a house huh? 🤦🏾‍♂️ wake up people shit is sad it’s a cut in every hood.”

Bystanders witnessing the incident were begging officers to put their guns down.

“I’m sick,” a woman witnessing the event can be heard saying. “They can’t. Come on, now. Please! Please, sir, they’re kids.”

“Why do you have a gun?” the woman asks.

“I have to check them for myself,” the officer replies.

“But why do you have a gun?” the woman implores. “They are kids. What are they doing? What did they do wrong?”

“This is too much!” she exclaims as the officers frisk the kids. “They are babies!

As the video continues, the officers seem to warn the kids about cutting through the neighborhood.

The Clayton County Police Department released a statement on Tuesday, claiming that they would check the body cam footage to help clarify the incident.

“The Clayton County Police Department leadership is aware of the incident and the video that is on social media involving what appears to be young teenagers,” the statement said. “What everyone is seeing is a small portion of the entire incident.”

The department said that it would release body camera video as well as audio of the 911 call that prompted the dispatch of officers.

Take a look at the video clip below:

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