A Chicago Cop And First Degree Murder: A Race Issue Or Pure Arrogance?

 

 

I first heard of this case in Chicago Illinois of a Chicago police officer shooting a young man 16 times in October of 2014 about two days ago. Even before I watched the video this evening of the police cruiser dash cam of this horrific crime I was sickened by the news of any person or even an animal being shot 16 times by one person. There is and was no necessity for such an event to have ever happened to this young man or to anyone. Many people want to make this and every police shooting by a non-black officer of a black person into a race issue, and that is sickening racism itself. In my opinion this shooting looks like a case of first degree murder and it appears that the Cook County District Attorney agrees as the now former officer has finally been charged with first degree murder for executing this young man. Is this former officer a racist person, does he hate black people? I don’t know the man personally, he maybe, or maybe not. I personally believe that the biggest issue here and in many police departments across the nation isn’t police racism near as much as it is the arrogance that ‘the law’ through moral-less District Attorneys have fostered throughout that profession during at least the past fifty or so odd years.

 

Throughout the past thirty years or so I have seen several videos of police officers shooting unarmed people in the back as they were running away from the officers and the local D.A.’s refusing to charge the officers. These were videos that were put on television programs, it is not like I have some secret information that the general public doesn’t have. I remember seeing film of a white male who was pulled over, the driver waited for a moment, flipped his cigarette out his window and sped off. After a short chase the suspect got out of his car and started running away, the officer got out of his car and shot the young man in the back killing him. The D.A. called it a justified killing because the young man had put officers in harm’s way via the chase. Excuse me but that is murder, cold-blooded murder, and it didn’t have anything to do with race. This is an issue of arrogance and aloofness that has become a major problem in that profession.

 

There have been several video’s of people who were shot and killed by officers when they decided to drive away from the scene with an officer standing near the vehicle. The officers said they were afraid for there lives as they considered the vehicle a deadly weapon (which we all know it definitely can be). This is obviously a judgement call but if you are standing near a car and the driver is trying to get away from you in most cases all you have to do is step out of the way, if anything just shoot at the tires, remember, in these cases the cars were at zero miles per hour when the conflict started. I could see shooting at the driver if by chance you (the officer) were directly in front or directly in back of the vehicle and the driver mashes the gas pedal and comes after you but it is murder when the driver is just trying to get away from you by going in a different direction than you. Most of these that I have seen throughout the years had nothing to do with race as both people had the same skin color.

 

I have personally seen several times throughout the years where officers were beating on people and the person would raise their hands trying to block the blows to their head and body while the officers were screaming at them to quit “resisting’ them. I have also seen where in these same situations that the arrested person was then also charged with assaulting a police officer because they were trying to not get their head beaten in. This post is not a condemnation of all police officers as there are many very good moral people wearing that badge but this profession absolutely must clean out the ego maniacs and the punks from their own ranks, top to bottom if they want to have the general public trust them more than they are trusted now. These are not race issues, are some officers racist though? My experience to that question is of course some are. Do you honestly believe that there is any large profession that doesn’t have some racist employees in the ranks? But does that mean that all of their profession is racist? If you do, if you are looking for a racist, there is a very good chance that all you have to do to find a racist person is to look in your own mirror. I do believe that many of these people who are within this ‘black lives matter’ movement as well as some of these black “Reverends” who run to a camera every time a non-black cop kills a black person needs to take a long look in their own mirror, and their own souls. Everything in this world is not about race or even economics. Sometimes it is a case of arrogance and ego along with no basic morals behind the Badge and in this case in Chicago appears to be the real issue, not race.