Hundreds protest as Chicago releases video of cop shooting teen 16 times

CHICAGO — Hundreds of protesters chanting “16 shots” wove their way through downtown streets Tuesday night after the city released a dramatic video showing a white police officer firing a fatal barrage of 16 bullets at a black teenager.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Maybe I’m just jaded, but what’s the problem here?

    • Ouch;)

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        I’m not saying it to be a jerk, or to outrage anyone, I just don’t see the issue here.
        Today’s lesson kiddies is don’t get high and commit crimes.
        If you must get high and break the law, then at least follow the police officer’s instructions when he’s trying to arrest you for being a dirtbag.

        • Justin St.Denis

          Can’t disagree with a thing you have posted here on this subject. From past experience, I know too well that videos do not actually tell a whole story. One without sound is also of limited use. But people seem to think that their own eyes would never deceive them. More neurological education for everybody, please. 😉

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      Maybe he was a Bad Lieutenant.

  • The cops seem to have lied.
    But I haven’t gone into it in any detail at all, so I’m certainly not swearing by this.

    • Interesting.

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      Oh, so he had a weapon?
      Screw him, he got what he deserved!

      • The point is that if what “Order of Police spokesman Pat Camden” (I just looked him up) actually said is what he’s stated at the link as having said, then what he said obviously does not jive with the police’s own video footage. Not even close.

        • Drunk_by_Noon

          But even had he said nothing, are you supposed to just let armed suspects wander off into the night?
          I don’t know how things are done up there, but down here, they almost have to shoot you if you are armed and attempting to evade custody.
          I’ll look into this more, but I’m still not seeing the source of outrage here.

          • But he didn’t say nothing. Assuming, as I say, that the account is correct, he did say something. And he lied. Big time.

            Is that okay? That the police just lie to cover their asses?

            And the footage – the police footage – doesn’t indicate that he was threatening anyone.

            He was just walking down the street. The police get to shoot you dead, 16 times, just because you may or may not have a knife on you?

          • Drunk_by_Noon

            This guy was being actively perused during a code 3 police call that had LOTS and LOTS of cops responding.
            He wasn’t just walking down the street minding his own business.

          • How was he an immediate threat to anyone?

          • How was he an immediate threat to anyone?

            Look, I’m sure the kid was no loss to NASA. Do you want to live in a world where the cops just get to execute people?

          • Drunk_by_Noon

            A suspect, walking away from a crime scene, that is also armed, makes him a pretty big threat to the community at large.
            Down here, you don’t have to be an “immediate threat” to get shot by the police. What I mean is if he is trying to escape, and is armed, then that’s the only bar that has to be crossed, and boy did that kid cross it.

            Like I said, maybe they do things differently in Canada, but I can’t think of a police department down here that would not have shot him under those same circumstances.

          • So why did the cops (assuming the “Camden” thing is correct) flat out lie about what happened? And is it okay that they did that?

          • Drunk_by_Noon

            The police lying about ANYTHING is never acceptable.
            That’s what I WOULD hang him on too, if the facts prove that out.
            The actual shooting, I’m kind of ‘meh’ about.

          • Drunk_by_Noon

            Nobody wants to live in a world where cops can just execute people.
            That’s also NOT what happened here.
            The Police in the city in which I live have a pretty nasty reputation with criminals from neighboring towns (historic pattern of shootings and beatings) and the end result is a crime rate rivaling that of Mayberry RFD.
            So, I have to say as a resident of my fine city, that’s not a bad trade off.

          • Minicapt

            Bring on the judge and jury. Till then we have unverified statements from interested parties.


  • Shebel

    So it was’t the clockboy?

  • Tom Forsythe

    The cop has been charged with 1st degree murder. What more do they want?

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      Nothing less than the lynching of a white police officer, “by any means necessary”.

  • Gary

    Hold on , there have been over 500 homicides per year for several years in Chicago to mostly Blacks and mainly by guns by other blacks which saw a baby killed by a stray bullet.
    Detroit has hit over 300 as the new norm … where’s the BLM street thugs
    to go after Imam Obama who was suppose to show American what tru e justice and equality is when Minorities get in power.
    Hillary made a mess in the Middle east and created all these refugees while Obama created ISIS and most of Obama’s support people are corrupt and ignore the Constitution as if Obama is a King .

    Obama has ruined it for any Black person wanting to be president in the future while Hillary shows the dangers of a feminists liar that screams to get her way .

  • Shebel

    It looks like we are going to need Black cops for Black People. It will be way cheaper .
    Black teachers for Black people.
    Black everything for Black people—

    No mo Whitey to blame.

  • Shebel

    What do you think Jessy Jackson and Al Sharpton ? As 2 perpetrators of a Race war —do you think we should bring back apartheid ? You would be out of a job. But Black people would have – FREEDOM !

  • ed

    ssssh ! don`t mention the spin and lunge with a knife in his right hand, don`t want to spoil the liberal narrative do we ???? shit lives don`t matter

  • Mal

    Hmmmm. This happened, when? Over a year ago? And Barack’s good buddies just happen to release the video when he’s getting the biggest public smack-down of his fraudulent career over his criminally feckless foreign & domestic policies?
    What a diseased, feculent pool of filth this Obama administration is. May they all meet the same end Laquan McDonald did.

  • BillyHW

    It’s nice to see blacks finally caring about a murder in Chicago. Baby steps.