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Just my opinion but I believe both the teenagers and the police are jointly legally responsible and should all be charged.

No--the teens arrested had nothing to do with the girl's death. Felony murder requires that the death be a reasonably foreseeable result of their felonious behavior, this one wasn't.
 

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Just my opinion but I believe both the teenagers and the police are jointly legally responsible and should all be charged.

No--the teens arrested had nothing to do with the girl's death. Felony murder requires that the death be a reasonably foreseeable result of their felonious behavior, this one wasn't.
"reasonably foreseeable" is a fact question for the jury and there is no need for the felony murder charge. If the teenagers had not fired their weapons would this fatality have occurred?

I am sure that firing a weapon in the city is probably a felony by it self.

That is sufficient.
 

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That is a disturbingly apt description.
 

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Just my opinion but I believe both the teenagers and the police are jointly legally responsible and should all be charged.

No--the teens arrested had nothing to do with the girl's death. Felony murder requires that the death be a reasonably foreseeable result of their felonious behavior, this one wasn't.
"reasonably foreseeable" is a fact question for the jury and there is no need for the felony murder charge. If the teenagers had not fired their weapons would this fatality have occurred?

I am sure that firing a weapon in the city is probably a felony by it self.

That is sufficient.
Quite possibly. Maybe someone might have lit off some fire crackers or m80's or lit off some impact "snaps" in a plastic bottle.

The death happened because two officers reacted wildly inappropriately to a situation. It didn't need to be exactly that situation they were reacting wildly inappropriately to; there are many such situations that could provoke such reckless and wanton response from such reckless and wanton people
 

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Just my opinion but I believe both the teenagers and the police are jointly legally responsible and should all be charged.

No--the teens arrested had nothing to do with the girl's death. Felony murder requires that the death be a reasonably foreseeable result of their felonious behavior, this one wasn't.
"reasonably foreseeable" is a fact question for the jury and there is no need for the felony murder charge. If the teenagers had not fired their weapons would this fatality have occurred?

I am sure that firing a weapon in the city is probably a felony by it self.

That is sufficient.

The cops responding to your firing a weapon by killing a completely uninvolved person is not a reasonably foreseeable result to me. (Now, if they had shot at you, missed and hit a bystander that would be another matter.)
 

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The cops responding to your firing a weapon by killing a completely uninvolved person is not a reasonably foreseeable result to me. (Now, if they had shot at you, missed and hit a bystander that would be another matter.)

It is a reasonably foreseeable result if you're aware that cops are as good at hitting their target as stormtroopers.
 

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The cops responding to your firing a weapon by killing a completely uninvolved person is not a reasonably foreseeable result to me. (Now, if they had shot at you, missed and hit a bystander that would be another matter.)

It is a reasonably foreseeable result if you're aware that cops are as good at hitting their target as stormtroopers.

No--this isn't a case of bad aim, but completely insane target selection.
 
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