Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Chicago Police Shooting The Latest in Continuing Debate Over Use of Force

    Mayor Rahm Emmanuel has reason to worry about civil unrest after the release of a dash cam video showing a police officer shooting a teen to death with 16 rounds. Thirteen months after the shooting and after the city paid the family a five million dollar settlement, the officer is charged with murder and the tape released, but only after a court ordered it.
    Protests grew Tuesday evening. The officer is being held without bail and once again the debate is on about police and their dealings with minority youths. This case revolves not just around he shooting which was egregious, but that nothing was done until a court ordered the video released, and that the officer was on payroll since.
    Mayor Emmanuel, who was running for reelection at the time, never spoke of the shooting.  The officer also had a long record of complaints lodged against him.
    

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Rambo and his democrat buddies who run the city of Chicago, should be held to task for not releasing this video. Not that I care that a drug crazed knife wielding PCP jerk got shot 16 times but we do have to admit it was excessive force.

Danny M. Francis (Eyepublius) said...

Moron = the teen had no weapon and did not approach or assault or indicate assault toward the officers seen in video ... he was mostly was shot while moving away and then repeatedly while on the ground ... 100% no threat.

Cop should be burned for that awful deed. Unjust and excessive force with a terrible outcome .. the video is clear.

Anonymous said...

Exactly,they should have arrested him quickly and got it over with,can't argue that one wasn't over the top.

Anonymous said...

@10:13
We shouldn't admit anything until the officer is convicted.

Anonymous said...

The KID WAS WALKING AWAY FROM THE COPS. WHAT HAPPEN TO TAZERS, SHOT GUN BEAN BAGS? THAT WAS MURDER OUT RIGHT. THIRTY FEET AWAY WITH A KNIFE . SHOOTS HIM AND UNLOADS 16 ROUNDS IN HIS BACK. TO MUCH STRESS THE POLICE NEED TIME OFF. THERE SUPPOSED TO HELP SOMEONE NOT MACHINE GUN THEM TO DEATH. AND THEN HOLD THE TAPE FOR A YEAR.EVEN THE POLICE KNEW THIS WAS WRONG. IT SCARES YOU THAT IF YOU HAVE A BAD DAY AND THE COPS ARE CALLED YOU MIGHT GET SHOT IN THE BACK FOR JUST PISSING THEM OFF.

Anonymous said...

I constantly read on this blog comments about democrats and unions and they insinuate constantly things that they dont have the courange sign their name to..
In 1962 we had a president shot and murdered in front of a national audience. FBI reports seem to indicate that this may have been done by a major branch of our own government and included some very famous (for the wrong reasons) Republicans. To this date the records and factual accounts of that day are still being hid from us.. The republicans have held the presidency, house and senate on a number of occassions and presently hold the house and Senate and could launch an effort to disclose these accounts.. Will they do that> NO.. Why>>??? Now tell me what makes Republicans so wonderful

Anonymous said...

Why is anyone surprised ! These are not isolated incidents and are happening all over the united states. We need have body cams worn by all law enforcement agencies to protect the good cops and weed out the MANY bad ones who slipped thru the cracks and Disgraced the uniform they wore.