Wow. Everytown partnered with Tyrie Cleveland:
Thing about this is, well....
Responding to a records request from The Alligator, Florida's University Police Department has released video from the Springs dorm depicting Gators freshmen Tyrie Cleveland and Rick Wells shooting BB guns at and into the dorm, breaking windows, in a July incident.
The video published by The Alligator includes a longer clip from a north camera in which both players open a door propped open by a third person, and pull out their weapons and either fire or merely point their weapons at him — followed by that person emerging from Springs and walking off with Cleveland.
A different south camera angle shows shots that leave three panes of glass webbed with cracks, but not either Cleveland or Wells.
The video doesn't look any better or worse than I expected, frankly, and what I see after watching both longer videos is juvenile horsing around with BB guns — if the third unidentified person is who Cleveland and Wells were shooting at, it sure seems as if he knew they weren't shooting more dangerous firearms at him — that results in significant property damage.
Cleveland and Wells were arrested in the early morning hours on July 25, and face multiple felony charges.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida receiver Tyrie Cleveland has pleaded guilty to criminal mischief for firing a BB gun into an on-campus residence hall in July.
Cleveland entered the plea Friday, one week after teammate and fellow freshman Rick Wells signed a deferred prosecution agreement with the State Attorney's Office in the same case. The charge was reduced Sept. 6 from a felony to a misdemeanor.
Cleveland was not eligible for deferred prosecution because of a past shoplifting charge in Houston.
Cleveland, who has been ruled out of Saturday's game against North Texas because of a hamstring injury, received six months' probation and must pay $979.80 in restitution and $200 in court costs.
Everytown partners with the very best people, don’t they?..... And before you say “not a real gun”, well, Everytown’s people don’t like bb guns/toy guns either:
There’s also the matter of who’s holding the toy gun. “The photo of Prince George juxtaposed with the story of Tamir Rice, a young black boy killed by police in Ohio because he had a toy gun in hand is an important part of the racial and white supremacy dynamics at play here,” Erika Soto Lamb, the founding and former head of communications for Everytown and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense and a mother of two sons, ages 5 and 7, told Vogue. “It’s not safe for a black child in America to play with toy guns.”
Soto Lamb is a Texas native who was raised around real guns; she grew up playing cops and robbers and revering A Christmas Story—the irreverent classic in which mischievous young Ralphie Parker dreams of his very own BB gun. But she does not allow her two sons to play with toy guns of any kind. While at Everytown and Moms Demand Action, “when my life was a daily deluge of news stories about gun violence in America, and working with mothers whose children had been killed, it was simply untenable to come home and hand my children guns to play with,” Soto Lamb said.