GET RID OF THE BAD APPLES (And I am not talking about fruit!)
The violent Death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald at the hands of a trigger happy Chicago cop by the name of Jason Van Dyke, has sent shock waves throughout Chicago and the nation. In case you have been living under a rock, McDonald was shot 16 times by Van Dyke on a Chicago street in October 2014. It is being said that this kid was hopped up on PCP and was brandishing a knife that he used to flatten the tires on a police vehicle.
The shooting of this kid was recorded by a police dashboard cam and though there was no doubt this young teen was mercilessly massacred by this racist cop, the video did not surface until November 2015 and that was because a judge ordered that the graphic video be released to the public. The killing of this kid was just horrifying to hear about….but it plays into what I have been saying all along: IN EVERY CITY AND STATE the police stations need to get rid of all the policemen who have alot of complaints of excessive force and abuse of power.
PEOPLE KEEP SAYING WHAT CAN be done to cut down on the shooting of black kids by law enforcement officers?. I have written over and over that the first step is to weed out the bad cops. This case is a perfect example of what I have been saying.
OUR SO-CALLED BLACK leaders only seem to put fire under their butts when someone white kills a black. All Black Lives Matter….but it seems
Protesters in Chicago have been peacefully marching downtown and on Michigan Avenue to put the spotlight on this vicious murder of the teen, who only had a small knife…Mayor Rahm Emanuel recently ousted Police superintendent Gary McCarthy, and folks are asking that State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez step down for her role in not dealing with this hot case in a timely manner. There has been a real public outcry to get rid of the authorities who obviously were covering up this case. And the family of the kid was quietly paid over $5 million dollars by the city.
VAN DYKE WILL SURELY be tried and sent to jail hell for life……but this type of killing will happen again if the powers that be do not sit down and patiently go thru all the background records of the policemen who are patrolling our streets and conduct more psychological evaluations. I mean the black ones and the white ones and anybody in between. All cops with numerous complaints of abuse…..SHOULD BE KICKED OFF THE POLICE FORCE…. if they are found guilty of excessive force.