There is nothing wrong with the title of this post. A Chicago cop executed a black teen by firing 16 shots as he was running away. There was no reason for the use of deadly force. This cop basically murdered a fleeing suspected.
A video taken from the police car dashcam showed 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, who authorities said was carrying a pocket knife and had the hallucinogenic drug PCP in his system, as he was gunned down in the middle of a street on Oct. 20, 2014.
Laquan is seen jogging away from patrol vehicles pursuing him from behind, and then veering off diagonally at a walk as two more officers pull up in a squad car ahead of him.
Two policemen are shown jumping out of their vehicle in the center of the road, and drawing their weapons while advancing toward McDonald, who continues to move away. Within seconds he is struck by bullets, spins and crumples to the ground, his body jerking as he is hit by additional rounds of gunfire.
The officer show shot the teen is being charged with murder.
The worst thing about this story is that there was an apparent cover up of the shooting incident.
If someone ever tells you that racism is dead in America, I suggest you punch them in the face so you can bring them to reality. People can be so funny when it comes to the issue of race.
There’s a reason that #BlackLivesMatter keeps coming up. People are uncomfortable with that and they should be. Racism is alive and well. If you want to keep ignoring it, then you might have a problem.
You can watch the video below if you want. Warning: It’s very graphic.