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‘They’re the Victims!’ Bystanders Beg Cops Not to Kill Teens They Mistook for Criminals

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  When your only tool is a hammer, everything, even innocent teenage kids who were the victims of a crime, begin to look like nails. Unfortunately in the ostensible land of the free, most police departments have only hammers and as TFTP reports on a regular basis, they cannot wait to use them. A group of teens learned this the hard way this week. Tammi Collins, the mother of one of the teens in the video below explained that her son and his friends were attacked by a homeless man. She says multiple calls to 911 back up her claims, but when police showed up, they held the innocent teens at gunpoint, apparently mistaking them for criminals. "I wanted to share what happened to my son yesterday in SCV when he was with a couple of friends sitting at a bus stop headed home. He was attacked by a gentleman who approached them and first asked them if they had any crack then tried to take their things. The guy became so aggressive that he took his shirt off pulled out a knife and whip them