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  • BluntNotPC

    WHY exactly is a 2012 shooting only being reviewed in 2018? This wasn't a matter of waiting to locate the shooter, collecting evidence, running chemical, biological, or DNA tests.

  • Oziris

    Americans, even minority ones, seem to think by simply diversifying police departments is the solution to bad, rogue policing. But in troubled police departments where troubled cops rule the day, hiring more minorities do not solve the issue, because it's the culture of policing that determines how citizens, specifically minority ones, are treated and the communities they live. The hiring of more minority officer just mask the problem as many, those who stay, tend to get caught up in that troubled culture if only to fit or be a teamplayer.

    There's the black Chicago accused of framing black Chicago citizens for murders and planting drugs on them. Although charged, he wasn't convicted for that however. Instead he was convicted of other troubled and sentenced to 2 years in prison. In a just nation he should have been sentenced to the length of time those individuals he framed would have been forced to serve.

    The Minnesota cop accused of pistol whipping a 13 year old girl walking home from school with her brother when they both were followed and the cop attacked her brother. She attempted to intervene and the cop turned on her. The city fired the cop but on appeal by the police union the city was forced to settle with him a few thousand dollars if he resign and didn't try to get his job back. But that didn't prevent him from getting a job on the Ferguson Mo police force, where some say troubled cops from other Mo police depts. shuffle to and were hired by the city of Ferguson. He'd have still been there around the same time as Darren Wilson and the killing of Michael Brown.

    Ask just about any young black man how they're treated by black cops, especially when white cops are present, and they'll tell you the black cops treat them no better, and in many ways treat even worse.

  • Indie6050

    One reason that I could never be a police officer, even though I was one in the AF many years ago. Living in Philly, my neighbor was a cop and wanted me to apply. Just could not see myself making a life or death decision with "lethal force", although some officers go their whole career without pulling out their weapon.

  • Chuck Heston

    This seems a bit fishy. But I guess it's par for the course in corrupt Chicago.

  • jdgren

    Gun found near where the chase began? Irrelevant.

  • SpankyHamm

    These decisions should not be in the hands of anyone other than a jury.

    Even if a jury finds this (or other) cops not guilty, at least it will be citizens who are making the decision and not people associated with the police department. There's too much pressure on those "police boards" for them to find other officers not guilty.

  • honesttexan

    Suspension without pay is B.S. in any kind of police internal investigation. I hope they catch this guy back up on the last year of salary. You know they don't suspend politicians without pay when it's them under investigation.

  • Bob

    Chicago Police First to shoot to kill.....

  • sensi

    "The Chicago Police Board has ignored oversight officials' recommendation "
    Just yet another disgrace from the blue wall of whitewashing.

  • lainsmo

    The proper outcome here.

  • Tegbessou Géléhéso

    The South Side is the Wild West, don't turn your back, never underestimate anyone, know what's going on around and get out as soon as you can... the south side is run by gangs, drugs, and complete lawlessness.... the best the city could do is pull out the police and build a wall let them live in their own city state... there are no winners and there is no hope.

  • Ignatius P. Freely

    These police shootings (of unarmed people) are really confusing.

    How should the public know if it's an unpunished contract killing (e.g. Sean Bell), a cop taking a fall for organized crime (e.g. Johannes Mehserle served the minimum possible time for the lowest possible charge in the shooting of Oscar Grant), or just an incompetent cop?

    One fact is certain: When the cop is a foreigner (e.g. Mohamed Noor in the shooting of Justine Damond), organized crime is involved.

  • HomerIsBlind

    Wonder which one of the cops threw the 22 on the ground after the shooting?

  • Armed and Psychotic Loner

    "unarmed when he was shot in the back of the head, but officers recovered
    a .22-caliber revolver in a front yard near where the chase began."

    Given the hundreds of millions of guns in private hands, can you really blame anyone just because a weapon was found nearby? Moreover, even some police officers have been known to leave their sidearms behind on a park bench, in the toilet, etc. Remember that America is the only country in the world with more guns than people -- something the NRA must be mighty proud of.

  • Red dog

    This liberal msm really hates police officers.